More Wintry Mix Chances Tonight and Some Snow Expected Early Tuesday

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A wintry mix will continue in SOME CENTRAL AND MANY NORTH parts of the WGEM viewing area Monday evening with the north portion of the area seeing the best chances for freezing rain and slippery road conditions.

Ice accumulations of up tenth (locally two tenths) are expected along with some minor sleet accumulations in some of the north areas.

The precipitation has been transitioning to just plain cold rain in the south and central viewing counties generally as warmer air has arrived from the south Monday evening.

Areas of fog will also be around in many spots on Monday night.

Rain will try and continue at times into the overnight period before a break arrives after midnight for a bit.  Eventually, the back side of ther an area of low pressure to our south will rotate and swing through the Tri-States bringing colder air into play and more precipitation redevelops over the area on the back side of the low.

The colder air will help change precipitation over to a wintry mix again late night with some snow also expected into early Tuesday morning before tapering off by noon Tuesday.

1-2 inches of snowfall will be possible in the northwest areas of the Tri-States by midday Tuesday with a light dusting to maybe a half inch but under an inch possibly in the rest of the area including Quincy.

Please use caution when traveling in the region through Tuesday due to slippery roads especially if we do see snow during the morning commute!

Gusty winds will develop Tuesday with gusts over 40 mph possible so get ready for some strong winds Tuesday.

Partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies are in the forecast for Wednesday with somewhat warmer air expected.

More snow chances are in the forecast in the extended 7 day forecast including this weekend!

Watch WGEM News Today and Meteorologist Jeremy Ledford starting at 5 AM on Tuesday for the latest live skycam views, radar imagery, forecast data, and weather alerts as you begin your day!

Mike Cole, WGEM Chief Meteorologist

Mike Cole

Mike Cole

Mike Cole is the Chief Meteorologist on the WGEM StormTrak weather team. You can watch his forecasts each evening on WGEM News at Five PM, Six PM, and Ten PM.

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