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March 22, 12:30 PM Weather Forecast Update

Sleet, snow & rain.....

Posted: Mar 22, 2020 12:22 PM
Updated: Mar 22, 2020 12:52 PM

Snow is approaching from the southwest.  The part coming into the viewing area now is virga or snow that is evaporating in the dry air on the way down.  You have to go south of Champaign to find snow reaching the ground.  Some sleet may also be occurring with it.

Snow is falling in central Illinois & on the move northeastward.

Central Illinois bservation sites reporting snow falling are in bold.  Springfield has moderate snow now with a visibility of 0.50 mile with interstates snow-covered as seen on IDOT cam.  Rates have been high enough in Illinois with temperatures cooling to 30-32 for rapid road accumulation.

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
QUINCY LGT SNOW 31 29 92 SE8 30.34S VSB 3/4 WCI 23
GALESBURG CLOUDY 32 25 73 E9 30.38S WCI 24
MACOMB CLOUDY 32 28 83 SE13 30.38F WCI 22
JACKSONVILLE LGT SNOW 32 30 94 SE10 30.37S VSB 3/4 WCI 23
PITTSFIELD CLOUDY 32 32 100 SE7 30.36S WCI 26
PONTIAC CLOUDY 32 26 78 E14 30.43R WCI 22
BLOOMINGTON CLOUDY 31 27 85 E17 30.39F WCI 19
DECATUR CLOUDY 32 27 81 E15 30.37F WCI 22
PEORIA CLOUDY 33 24 69 SE9 30.39S WCI 25
LACON CLOUDY 32 26 77 SE12G17 30.41S WCI 23
LINCOLN CLOUDY 33 26 72 E13 30.39S WCI 24
SPRINGFIELD SNOW 32 30 92 SE9 30.38R VSB 1/2 WCI 24
TAYLORVILLE LGT SNOW 32 28 86 E9 30.37R WCI 24

Looks like some snow & bit of sleet then changing to some rain with more snow in the northwest areas & much less in the south & southeast areas.

It should taper to some drizzle with fog tonight as brisk east winds become northeast & light to calm.

So, any snow will not last too long.

After wet-bulbing to 31-36 over the area, temperatures tonight will run 35-38.

1-2" is possible over northwestern & northern areas with much less as your go southward.  So, 1-2" from near Ambia to Monticello to Lake Cicott to Denver & northwestward. 

At this point, it appears the southeast may see 0.5" or less & 0.5-1" Greater Lafayette, but we will continue to monitor for sudden tweaks.

Best accumulation would be on grassy areas, decks, car wind shields, roofs & trees & white surfaces.

The NSSL model & NAM 3km seem to be the only ones capturing what is occurring in central Illinois the best right now, so those are the preferred models to go by currently.

Monday looks gray with some drizzle tapering & fog decreasing & highs in the 40s.

Tuesday looks gray & gross with gusty east to northeast wind increasing to 20-30 mph with cold rain developing & highs in the 40s.

Some waves of rainfall (& a few t'storms) are possible mid to late week as warm front moves northward.

Warm, windy weather with some severe weather risk is possible at the very end of the week.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Clear
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Hi: 52° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 40°
Kokomo
Few Clouds
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Hi: 48° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 36°
Rensselaer
Clear
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Hi: 47° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 34°
Fowler
Clear
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Hi: 48° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 34°
Williamsport
Clear
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Hi: 51° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 36°
Crawfordsville
Clear
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Hi: 51° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 36°
Frankfort
Clear
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Hi: 50° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 40°
Delphi
Clear
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Hi: 50° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 37°
Monticello
Clear
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Hi: 48° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 37°
Logansport
Clear
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Hi: 48° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 37°
A much cooler day with strong winds and some late-day showers.
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