Get Ready For A Major Winter Storm

UPDATED POST: TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2021, 1:29 p.m.

Here are some of the morning impressive snow totals from the Monday and Tuesday storm.

While the wind made it difficult to measure, the Quad Cities officially reached 6.1″!

UPDATED POST: MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2021, 10:24 a.m.

The wintry mix is falling longer as snow instead of freezing rain as far south as Interstate 72 in Central Illinois.

With that being said, we’ll see a more widespread 1″-3″ of snow down toward Springfield, Decatur, Champaign, and Taylorville.

I’ll take more snow than ice anytime!

Anthony

UPDATED POST: MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2021, 8:34 a.m.

Some in Iowa will see upwards to a foot of snow through Tuesday.

While heavy snow will fall areawide, I’m thinking many hometowns will be on the lower end of the snow forecast range totals.

For the Quad Cities area, 6″-9″ are still likely. Even around Galesburg, 4″-6″ will accumulate.

Over Central Illinois, one-tenth to one-quarter of an inch of ice will coat things.

1″-3″ of snow is possible across our northern hometowns.

Anthony

UPDATED POST: SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2021, 3:32 p.m.

For the Quad Cities: A “Winter Storm Warning” now covers much of eastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois replacing the “Winter Storm Watch”.

Snow will break out Monday morning south of Interstate 80 and move north throughout the day and become heavier. The heaviest snow will fall Monday afternoon and Monday night.

It’ll be rather windy, too, so blowing snow will be a problem, too!

Freezing rain will mix with snow across the south early Monday morning.

Here are my latest snowfall forecast totals.

Be safe!

For Central Illinois:

Ice and snow are on the way to Central Illinois late Sunday night through noon Monday.

A “Winter Weather Advisory” now covers much of Central Illinois beginning at 3 a.m. Monday.

One-tenth to one-quarter of an inch of ice could accumulate along with up to an inch of snow. By Monday afternoon, all of the wintry mix should be falling as rain.

The “Winter Weather Advisory” expires at noon Monday for Christian, Coles, Douglas, Edgar, Macon, Morgan, Moultrie, Sangamon, Scott, and Shelby counties and at noon Tuesday for Cass, Champaign, De Witt, Logan, McLean, Menard, Piatt, and Vermilion counties.

Anthony

ORIGINAL POST: SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2021, 8:46 a.m.

A major winter storm is heading to eastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois, including the Quad Cities.

Sunday is the day to get out and run errands!

Snow will begin Monday morning and become heavy Monday afternoon and Monday night. Snowfall rates could exceed an inch per hour.

A widespread 4″-8″ of snow is likely with 8″-12″ possible in the Quad Cities and across eastern Iowa. HOWEVER, I’m thinking more on the low end of that scale, Quad Cities area!

A “Winter Storm Watch” goes into effect Monday morning through Tuesday morning for much of that area, but I expect it to upgraded to a “Winter Storm Warning” for some later today.

For Central Illinois, it’ll mostly be freezing rain Sunday night and Monday morning that’ll change over to a cold rain Monday.

By Monday night, the rain could end as light snow with some light snow accumulations possible around Bloomington, Illinois.

Stay safe and keep up on the latest updates.

Anthony

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Kimberly on January 24, 2021 at 9:34 am

    My husband will be glad to see a weather forecast from you !! You didn’t name storms and make extreme weather forcast unless it was true.

    Reply

    • Hello Kimberly,

      Nice to hear from you.

      I still don’t name storms! I wonder if that network still does name them? I haven’t watched them since the 1980s and early 1990s!

      Be safe and enjoy.

      AP

      Reply

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