Winter storm warning issued for southern Illinois

National Weather Service says heavy snow and ice likely in the warned area.

Most of southern IL, southeast Missouri and southwest Indiana can expect wintry weather Thursday and Friday.
Most of southern IL, southeast Missouri and southwest Indiana can expect wintry weather Thursday and Friday.
Published on: Dec 4, 2013

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for most of southern Illinois, south of Interstate 70 for Thursday evening through Friday afternoon.

Snow should begin across the area by late Thursday afternoon.  Forecasters say a short period of sleet or freezing rain will be possible before the snow arrives. 

Accumulations of 5 to 8 inches of snow are possible by Friday evening from Interstate 70 southward, with north-northwest winds blowing 10-15 miles an hour.

In far southern Illinois, significant accumulations of sleet, snow and ice will result in treacherous driving conditions Thursday night and Friday.

Stay tuned to your RFD Radio Network affiliate or NOAA Weather Radio for the latest forecast updates.