Check out the cut-off in the first wave of snow & ice! It is still icing over in Indianapolis & Greencastle, while Crawfordsville continues to report snow. Frankfort has sleet, Covington snow, while Champaign, Illinois is reporting freezing rain.
This first wave seems to be tracking about 35-40 miles farther south than expected, so the south gets this round. The northern 2/3 will miss out on it.
This system has a lot of moving parts with multiple waves of precipitation, so any slight deviation in track of any round will mean different results.
After a lull, widespread precipitation will develop & overspread the region later today through tonight.
Today 3 pm-Tonight 3 am:
Tonight 4 am-Tuesday 2 pm:
Tuesday 3 pm-Wednesday 3 am:
Total snowfall will run less south & more with northwestward extent & a sharp cut-off between the higher amounts of +2".
Up to 6" may fall along the Kankakee River, while 1-3" amounts will occur in our north & northwest with 1" or less farther southeastward.
Widespread icing of around 0.10 to as much as 0.30" is expected.
Between 7 p.m. & 12 a.m. tonight, a period of gusts 35-45 mph from the northeast are still possible. With icing, this could result in a couple isolated power outages or knock a few branches down.
Even overnight, gusts 20-30 mph are expected & with the ice, a few small branches could still come down.
This would be our third substantial icing event of the winter.
Next system is speeding up & shaping up for Wednesday.
The heaviest snow should stay south of our area, but we may get some very minor to minor accumulation in the area before it tapers Wednesday night.