Accumulating snow expected across central Illinois Wednesday

Accumulating snow is expected across the area late tonight into Wednesday. (Graphic courtesy National Weather Service Lincoln)

By Dave Dahl

SPRINGFIELD – Central Illinoisans who like their snow heavy and wet should be in for a treat Wednesday.

The National Weather Service Monday said snow accumulating 4-6 inches should begin just after midnight Wednesday, continuing in earnest until mid-morning. Meteorologist Ed Shimon said winds should not be a factor, but the accumulating heavy, wet snow will compact quickly and take a long time to melt.

Shimon said the main areas of snow should be along the I-70 and I-72 corridors, with the totals probably greater in Decatur and Bloomington than in Springfield.

Most of our area is under a winter weather advisory until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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