Winter Storm Warning Tonight, Saturday


Friday will remain a First Alert Action Day ending at midnight.

The timing of this system continues to favor light snow arriving in places like Burlington and Galesburg just before midnight tonight.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of south central Iowa, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday.

Most of the snow will occur between 6 pm this evening and 6 pm Saturday evening, when 5 to 8 inches is expected.

Expect mostly cloudy skies on Saturday with highs in the low 40s. Cities such as Indianapolis can expect similar conditions as St. Louis, but as the storm moves east, the likely snowfall totals will be lower in major metro areas.

We are tracking an area of low pressure that will move across the Southeast this weekend.

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We'll have more on the potential threat throughout the day Friday. Up to three inches of snow looks possible, the highest amounts south of U.S. Highway 30 in Indiana. Stay tuned to KNIA/KRLS for the latest winter weather information.

Download the free AccuWeather app to see the start and end time of the storm as well as how much snow is predicted for your area.

The weather service issued a winter storm warning for areas of central and southern IL including Springfield, Champaign and Carbondale.

Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland will be on the northern edge of the storm.

Roads will become quite messy Sunday and perhaps Monday as well, leading us to believe that there will be school schedule changes come Monday.