Snow totals will be greater farther north in the areas under a Winter Storm Warning, with more moderate totals farther south. (Weather Map courtesy WMBD 31 Chief Meteorologist Marcus Bailey)
By Paul Morello
BLOOMINGTON - Another winter storm is taking aim at Central Illinois and significant snow accumulation could cause travel headaches through Tuesday night.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of Central Illinois except for Livingston, Ford, LaSalle and Grundy counties, which are under a Winter Storm Warning until midnight on Tuesday.
Precipitation will begin as a wintry mix early Tuesday morning and will transition entirely to snow by Tuesday afternoon.
WMBD 31 Chief Meteorologist Marcus Bailey said he expects the storm to impact travel throughout the day Tuesday.
"We're going to see a mixed bag of precipitation for the morning drive so that will slow things down, but I don't expect to see snow accumulating in the morning," he said. "By the afternoon and early evening, I do anticipate snow covering the ground and that'll make things pretty slick."
Counties in the advisory area are expected to see 2-4 inches of snow accumulation while counties further north in the warning area could see up to 8 inches of snow.
Winds could also be a factor Tuesday, with gusts expected to reach 30 miles per hour.