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Sluggish Western Storm; Potential for Excessive Rain in the Mid-South

A slow-moving storm in the West will continue to bring heavy snow to the California and northern Rocky mountains, and accumulating snow in the Intermountain West, Rockies, and the northern Plains. Moisture lifting across the Deep South may produce excessive rain in the Mid South. A strong Bering Sea storm will bring heavy snow, gusty winds, coastal flooding and ice shoves to western Alaska. Read More >



Freezing rain this morning into early afternoon, then again Sunday and Sunday night.

This Weekend

  • Potential ice accumulations through late Sunday night:  (these are subject to change as the storm system develops)
    • Between a tenth and two tenths of an inch of ice is expected along and south of I-72 through Sunday morning.
    • Around one tenth inch of ice accumulation north of I-72 through Sunday night.
    • Freezing rain moving across central and southeast Illinois this morning, then diminishing and shifting south this afternoon as high temperatures climb slightly above freezing south of I-74. Areas from Bloomington and Peoria northward to see ice accumulations mainly Sunday and Sunday night. 

Forecast Concerns

  • Be aware of the potential for travel difficulties across a large part of the Midwest with this system. The highest ice accumulations are expected from the St. Louis area west through western Missouri and into Kansas.
  • Monitor the latest forecasts from a trusted weather source.
Additional Information:
Ice Day 1 Outlook

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Ice Day 2 Outlook

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