Snow is underway in the Tri-States this evening and will continue full force overnight tonight into early Saturday morning.
The snow will become be moderate to heavy at times Friday night and steady as well.
Travel is not recommended during the storm, and especially during the overnight hours into Saturday.
Snow will continue through much of Saturday but may be off and on in its intensity. Periods of light snow will accompany bouts of heavier snow for additional accumulation.
The snow will taper off late Saturday into early Sunday as a few snow flurries or snow showers. Flurries will continue to be possible early Sunday.
Travel will be very hazardous, if not impossible, when the snow begins to accumulate.
AMOUNTS: Here are the latest and updated expected snow forecast totals per the WGEM StormTrak weather team for the Tri-States for the entire storm:
North viewing counties / areas should see 4-8 inches of snowfall. Some cities impacted: Fort Madison, Keokuk, Macomb
Central viewing counties / areas should see 8-12 inches of snowfall. Some cities impacted: Quincy, Hannibal, Monroe City, Mt. Sterling
South viewing counties / areas should see 8-12 inches of snowfall. Some cities impacted: Paris, New London, Pittsfield.
Stay tuned to the WGEM StormTrak Weather Team for updates before, during and after this storm.
Here’s an overview of all of the advisories and warnings in effect:
Winter Weather Advisory for Lee County 6 PM Friday to 6 PM Saturday
Winter Storm Warning for Hancock, Scotland, Clark, and McDonough counties 6 PM Friday to 6 PM Saturday
Winter Storm Warning for Scott and Schuyler counties from 6 PM Friday to 6 AM Sunday.
Winter Storm Warning for Pike County IL from 3 PM Friday to Midnight on Saturday night.
Winter Storm Warning for Ralls and Monroe counties from Noon Friday to 12 Midnight Saturday night.
Winter Storm Warning for Adams and Brown 3 PM Friday until 12 Midnight Saturday night.
Winter Storm Warning for Shelby, Lewis, Knox, and Marion counties from Noon Friday to 12 Midnight Saturday night.
The WGEM StormTrak weather team will continue to track this storm throughout the weekend and bring you and updates moving forward.
The team members will also perform several Facebook Live sessions on WGEM’s Facebook page during this weekend so be sure to be on the lookout for those as well.
~ Mike Cole, WGEM Chief Meteorologist