(12:30PM - 2/14/22) It is becoming increasingly likely that a winter storm will impact a large portion of the region and state this week. This winter storm will have the potential to produce an axis of accumulating snow, sleet and ice across portions of the state, Wednesday night through Thursday evening.
Over the past several days model guidance has been honing in on the potential for a winter storm to affect the region and state, Wednesday through Thursday. While the potential for a winter storm to affect the state is likely, there is still uncertainty regarding track and strength of this system within model guidance...Which will affect the location of the snow, sleet and ice axis and associated snowfall, sleet and ice accumulations. Stay tuned for further updates over the next few days regarding this winter storm.
What we know...
-A winter storm will move through the region Wednesday through Thursday.
-An axis of accumulating snow, sleet and ice is expected across the state, with portions of Northern and Central Illinois favored at this time.
What we don't know...
-The exact track and strength of the storm system.
-The exact location of the snowfall, sleet and ice axis, and expected snowfall, sleet and ice amounts.