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WEATHER ALERT: Severe storms expected late this afternoon and evening

Forecasters: winter storm to bring snow & cold for New Year

Story updated Saturday at 10:10 p.m. – this story will be updated as the National Weather Service issues new forecasts.

CHAMPAIGN – Meteorologists are forecasting snow and much colder air in Central Illinois this weekend. According to Twitter posts from the National Weather Service in Central Illinois, a winter storm will impact the state on Saturday.


“Snow is favored north of the Illinois River Valley with rain favored south of I-70. In between, expect a wintry mix that will transition to snow,” said the post.

Meteorologists expect Champaign, Macon, and Vermilion counties to be on the edge of snowfall amounts of 2-inches or less.

After the snow, forecasters are predicting much colder air. The low in Champaign on Sunday night/Monday morning is predicted to be 8 degrees with a wind chill of -2.

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Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick is the News & Public Affairs Director for the Illinois Newsroom. He started at WILL in October of 2019 after serving as News Director for WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan. Previously, he was a news producer and manager at the NBC station in Dallas, where he won 7 Emmy awards. Born in Vietnam, Reginald is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Email: rh14@illinois.edu Twitter: @RNewsWILL

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