BLOOMINGTON — A storm system is moving across Illinois on Sunday, bringing rain first, then mixing with snow over much of Central Illinois, said the National Weather Service.
The mixture will gradually turn to all snow, said NWS, with accumulations of about 2 inches, or more, in an area north of Interstate 74 by Sunday evening. Lighter accumulations are expected in other parts of the region.
Area counties affected include McLean, Logan, Woodford, DeWitt, Tazewell and Champaign.
Rain started falling in the Twin City around 7:30 a.m.
Temperatures are expected to fall below freezing later Sunday afternoon and NWS warns that area roadways will be become slushy. There also are going to be some slippery and icy conditions, said NWS.
Weather conditions here are nothing compared to what the weather services says will hit the northeast late Sunday.
Coastal regions from New York to Boston are bracing for a whopper of a snowstorm that could bring up to 2 feet of snow.
NWS meteorologists say the storm will start edging into the region overnight then turn up the coast.
In New York City, the massive storm is expected to leave up to a foot of snow by Tuesday, followed by 8 inches or so more before Wednesday.
Farther north, a blizzard watch is in effect for Boston from Monday night through early Wednesday. Wind gusts of 60 mph or more are possible.
Conditions should be better to the south and west, with parts of Ohio expected to get up to 6 inches Sunday but a foot is possible in the Philadelphia area by Tuesday afternoon.