Up to 3″ of Snow Expected, Advisory Posted for Parts of the Area
While forecasters are not calling for winter weather nearly as severe as we've experienced twice already this month, a portion of the area is under an advisory to be on the lookout for some hazardous weather.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Pike County, Illinois and Monroe, Ralls, Pike and Audrain counties in northeast Missouri from noon Wednesday until midnight Thursday.
Predictions are that is you are in Pittsfield, Paris, New London, Bowling Green or Vandalia, you can expect total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, up to a tenth of an inch of sleet and as much as a light glaze of ice.
The hourly forecast for the advisory area calls for snow showers beginning about 9 a.m. Thursday, continuing until about midnight.
The rest of the area isn't getting off unscathed. The Hannibal/Quincy forecast is calling for 1 to 2 inches of snow and a possibility of freezing rain and another inch of snow Thursday night. However, little or no ice accumulation is expected.
To the north, Hancock and Clark counties are slated to get as much as two inches of snow through Thursday night.
As always, you can keep up to date on road conditions by going to the MODOT Traveler's Information Map or to IDOT's Getting Around Illinois.com