... Snow accumulations likely Saturday night into Sunday...
Snow will spread northeast across central and southeast Illinois
during Saturday evening and continue into Sunday. The snow will
mix with or change to rain in southeast Illinois Sunday afternoon
as temperatures climb into the middle 30s. Current indications
suggest the potential for 4 to 6 inches of snow in areas north of
I-70... with the heaviest snow band in the vicinity of I-72.
Between 1 and 3 inches of snow is possible from I-70 south with
most of this snow expected to fall Saturday night into Sunday
morning. Winds will generally be near 10 mph or less during this
time period so this will limit the amount of blowing and drifting
If you have travel plans across the Midwest Saturday night and
Sunday... check with later forecasts as additional changes to the
track of the storm are possible... which will lead to adjustments
to snow totals and precipitation types.
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Statement as of 10:06 PM CST on February 27, 2015
Statement as of 9:30 PM CST on February 27, 2015
... Record low temperature set at Springfield this morning...
A record low temperature of -14 degrees was set at Springfield IL
around dawn this morning. This breaks the old record for Feb 27
of -3 set in 1888 and 1934. The normal low temperature for this date
is 26 degrees. Temperature records in Springfield IL date back to