The National Service expects rain, snow and sleet to fall across Central Illinois Friday and Saturday. (Photo story from the National Weather Service)
By Stephanie Pawlowski
BLOOMINGTON - A mixture of rain, sleet and snow will fall across portions of Central Illinois over the next two days.
The National Weather Service said drivers will be affected by dense fog Friday morning, and there's an advisory in effect until 12 p.m. Highs will climb to record numbers, close to 60 degrees Friday with winds gusting up to 20 miles per hour.
A mix of precipitation will move across Central Illinois starting Saturday evening, as colder air pushes into the region. Rail will develop during the afternoon and will lift northeast to near I-55 Saturday evening before changing to a snow-sleet mixture. Snow amounts by Sunday morning could be about an inch, maybe closer to two inches for some rural areas of Central Illinois.
Temperatures will be colder Sunday morning and could make for slippery road conditions. Those temperatures will stay in the upper 20's to low 30's for the remainder of the week.