Issued at: 3:36 PM CST on January 30, 2015, expires at: 4:00 AM CST on January 31, 2015
- ...Winter weather expected across the region this weekend... A storm system will bring accumulating snow to parts of our region Saturday night and Sunday. Rain is expected to develop on Saturday...and then become mixed with and change to snow along and north of Interstate 70 on Saturday night. By Sunday...snow is expected along and north of the Interstate 70 corridor...with the rain gradually becoming mixed with and changing over to snow over southeast Missouri and southwest Illinois. Early indications are that the brunt of the storm will impact the region from southern Iowa across northern Illinois where snowfall amounts of 8 or more inches are possible. The snowfall amounts will decrease as you move further south and it appears that 6 inches of snow will be possible over northeast Missouri and west central Illinois where there is now a Winter Storm Watch in effect for Saturday night and Sunday. The snowfall will continue to decrease as you head south...with 1-2 inches along the Interstate 70 corridor...and little or no snowfall accumulation across southeast Missouri. There remains higher than normal uncertainty on the temperature profile of the atmosphere and track of the storm center...thus changes in the currently forecast snowfall amounts are quite possible. Those planning travel across the region Saturday night and Sunday may encounter hazardous driving conditions...so plan your trip accordingly. Please be certain to monitor the latest forecast information...watches...warnings or advisories.