However, we will still have some areas with heavy snow totals. Much of the day will be dry and no issues are expected outside of the mountains and possibly a little in the foothills.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the IN counties IN the 95.3 MNC listening area and a winter storm watch for parts of central and southern IN ahead of a weekend storm that could drop up to 7 inches of snow IN that region. Lighter snow is likely over far northern IL.
Several inches of snow are possible in southeast Iowa as a storm system moves through the region late Friday into the first half of the weekend.
Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that as rain turns to snow, road conditions will becoming slick in many areas, especially after dark and early Saturday. It lasts from Friday morning to Saturday night. A winter weather advisory was in effect for Bloomington, Peoria and areas north.
Precipitation is expected to continue to fall on Saturday.
Shoveling and plowing operations are likely to be needed in preparation for the National Football League playoff game in Kansas City on Saturday afternoon.
Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland will be on the northern edge of the storm.
Roads will be wet and slippery throughout the day so drivers should take extra caution.
Precipitation will change over to just plain rain across far southern and southeastern Virginia. Wintry mix showers will move out Monday morning.
There is high confidence the event will occur and there is moderate confidence regarding snow and ice amounts as well as impacts.