A swath of heavy, very wet snow is expected fall across central Illinois and portions of northern Illinois late this evening through Saturday afternoon. The snow will result in travel impacts and create difficult conditions for plowing and shoveling. The gradient in snowfall will be very narrow, with snowfall amounts differing by several inches over as little as 20 miles. In addition to the snow, easterly winds will gust to 35 mph late tonight through Saturday. This wind will allow the wet snow to accumulate efficiently on elevated surfaces, possibly resulting in broken tree limbs and isolated power outages.
It appears that us folks in Northwest Indiana will get a reprieve from any heavy accumulation. It appears that most of the heavy stuff will remain to the south. As we go through the day on Saturday it looks as if any precipitation will arrive in the afternoon hours before 4 pm. Regardless, Sunday appears as if it will be sunny with a high of 44.
So you people who were ready for us to pull the CLC Advisory (Checkout Line Congestion) out, we probably should knowing that many are set off by the words snow or winter advisory. Oh heck they are probably there now loading up all four grocery carts with carb ladened and sugar packed foods. So good luck folks, the HHHHs (Hostess Ho Ho Hoarders) will probably be out in full force. Remember no eye contact and no political discussions. AND FOR GOD SAKE, DO NOT ACCIDENTLY TOUCH ONE OF THEIR CARTS! Loss of life or limb or both.
US Weather Map Friday/Saturday Midnight 12:00 am
Saturday Morning 6:00 am