Winter Storm Watch
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Lincoln IL 407 AM CST Thu Jan 10 2019 .A winter storm system will develop in the southwest US today and track across the southern plains on Friday. As the system continues to move east toward the southeastern US snow will spread into central Illinois Friday night and continue through the day Saturday. Some of the snow will become mixed with rain on Saturday, mainly in east central Illinois and areas along and south of I-70. The heaviest snowfall amounts, of 5-7 inches will occur west and southwest of a Springfield to Shelbyville to Olney line. Snowfall amounts along the Route 50 corridor could be less, anywhere from 2 to 4 inches, more or less. Since the system is still two days away, amounts and location of the heaviest snowfall could change between now and when the system arrives. Scott-Morgan-Sangamon-Christian-Shelby-Cumberland-Effingham- Jasper-Clay-Richland- Including the cities of Winchester, Jacksonville, Springfield, Taylorville, Shelbyville, Greenup, Effingham, Newton, Flora, and Olney ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT... * WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 7 inches possible with less along the Route 50 corridor. * WHERE...Portions of central, east central, southeast and west central Illinois. * WHEN...From Friday evening through late Saturday night. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.