Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 081256
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
656 AM CST MON FEB 8 2016
Mostly cloudy skies prevailed across central and southeast Illinois
early this morning. Light rain and snow showers have been seen across
the area. Snowfall amounts have been generally a few tenths of an
inch, which is leading to some road surfaces being very slick for
the morning commute across portions of the area. Temperatures around
the area at 6 a.m. ranged from 21 degrees at Galesburg, to 37 degrees
A weak system will bring a chance of light rain and snow showers to
the Ohio and mid-Mississippi river valleys this morning. Meanwhile, a
stronger low pressure system over Lake Superior, will track into
lower Michigan today, and into the eastern Great Lakes by tomorrow.
This will likely spread light snow showers southeast across the
Midwest today and continue through tonight, before diminishing from
the west tomorrow. Several inches of lake effect snow will occur near
the Great Lakes the next few days, while as much as 1 to 3 inches of
snow will occur over the northeast half of Illinois and Wisconsin and
into Indiana and Kentucky. Blustery northwest winds will usher in
Arctic air from Monday night through Wednesday across the Midwest.
High temperatures today will range from the mid to upper teens
across north-central Iowa, to the upper 30s across southern Missouri.
Low temperatures tonight will range from the single digits across
much of Iowa, to the lower 20s across southern Missouri and along
the Ohio River Valley.