Sangamon Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 3:50 AM CST on January 30, 2015

...Several inches of snow expected Saturday night and Sunday...

A winter weather system is expected to develop in the southwest states into Saturday and lift northeast into the Ohio River valley Sunday afternoon. As the system develops...a mix of rain and snow will move into central Illinois Saturday afternoon and early evening. During late Saturday evening and overnight the precipitation will change over to all snow. The snow will become moderate during the overnight hours...with 3 to 4 inches of accumulation possible by dawn Sunday morning...north of I-70. Snow will continue across central Illinois during the day Sunday and Sunday evening...with an additional 2 to 4 inches likely. As the system lifts further east of the area overnight Sunday night...the snow will taper off to flurries. Some blowing and drifting snow could develop during Sunday afternoon and Sunday night as gusty north winds develop. Snowfall totals from Saturday night through Sunday night could range from 5 to 8 inches with locally higher amounts from I-72 north.

This system is still a couple of days away and there still remains some uncertainty as to the track of this system and the amount of snowfall possible. Therefore...changes in the amount and location of the heaviest snowfall will likely change between now and the time the snow arrives Saturday night and Sunday. Stay tuned for later updates to this developing winter weather situation.