One of the biggest winter storms to hit Central Illinois in years is expected to drop more than a foot of snow on the area between overnight Tuesday night and sometime Thursday evening.
The National Weather Service in Lincoln expects the Springfield area will see the heaviest snowfall during the day Wednesday. There could be two to three inches on the ground by daybreak Wednesday, with another four to six inches falling during the day… and a possibility of four to six inches more Wednesday night into Thursday. Even heavier snow totals are predicted for communities to the north and east, like Lincoln, Decatur, Bloomington, and Champaign.
IDOT says travel will be difficult, if not impossible, during the storm, and recommends people stay home if at all possible. District 186 has canceled classes Wednesday because of the storm. The district says it will be a snow day, with no e-learning or remote instruction.
Stay connected with WMAY for continuing updates on the weather, road conditions, and cancellations.