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Statement as of 3:22 PM CST on December 18, 2013
... Winter weather system heading for central Illinois late this
Another episode of winter weather will be moving into central
Illinois. After a slight warming trend on Thursday... a cold front
will be moving through central Illinois late Thursday night and
through the day Friday. Rain and possible freezing rain will come
with this system Friday morning and into Friday afternoon.
However the more significant precipitation will move back into the
area on Saturday. Rain... some heavy at times... will develop and
move back into the region late Friday night and into the Saturday.
Freezing rain will be possible through the morning hours Saturday
over the northern half of central Illinois. The rain will continue
Saturday night... with freezing rain remaining possible over the
region northwest third of central Illinois.
Then on Sunday... the system will move off to the east. However a
period of snow will be possible over the northern portions
... Especially northwest of the Illinois River on Sunday morning.
Many of the details on this weather event are still uncertain.
Keep tuned to later statements on this developing winter event.
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