Cold commute

Students at Kingsley Junior High School navigate snow-blown sidewalks as they walk to school along North Center Street early on Jan. 15. Roads, sidewalks and parking lots could be icy again Tuesday morning as a new weather system arrives in the area.

BLOOMINGTON — Another quick overnight weather system is expected to bring a wintry mix to Central Illinois.

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a winter weather advisory, running from 9 p.m. Wednesday through 9 a.m. Thursday.  NWS forecasters say a brief period of freezing rain will leave a light glaze and that will be followed by about an inch of snow.

The system will arrive in the McLean County area after 9 p.m., forecasters say. The overnight low will be around 30 degrees and bridges and untreated surfaces will be the first to be affected.

Other area counties under the advisory include Champaign, DeWitt, Logan, Macon, Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford.

On Thursday, there will be snow showers with a high near 34 degrees. Friday should be partly sunny with a high near 29 degrees, but more snow is expected to arrive late Friday night or early Saturday morning.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the forecast calls for several more inches of new snow with winds gusts as high as 30 mph.

There is no mention of snow on Sunday, but temperatures will be much colder. Sunday’s high is expected to be only 11 degrees.

Photos: Drivers find icy commute across Bloomington-Normal Tuesday


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Agriculture Reporter

Agriculture reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.

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