Winter Storm Watch For the Weekend in Central Illinois

The National Weather Service has sent a message informing people in our listening area that they will issue a Winter Weather Watch starting Friday at 12 p.m. and it will run until 12 p.m. on Sunday, due to potential ice and freezing rain moving into the area on Friday afternoon. For more information visit www.weather.gov and stay tuned with decaturradio.com for updates on Winter Weather.

AN AREA OF RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL QUICKLY MOVE THROUGH
NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE AREA THIS MORNING. SURFACE TEMPERATURES
IN MOST AREAS HAS ALREADY FALLEN BELOW FREEZING AND ADDITIONAL
AREAS WILL SEE TEMPERATURES FALL TO BELOW FREEZING IN THE NEXT
COUPLE OF HOURS. SLEET IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THE STRONGER STORMS
AND SHOWERS. FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL COMBINE TO MAKE
ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS SLICK VERY QUICKLY. ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE
AND SLEET WILL BE AROUND ONE TENTH OF AN INCH THIS MORNING. THE
PRECIPITATION SHOULD END BY 9 AM...BUT UNTREATED SURFACES WILL
REMAIN SLICK.


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DOUGLAS-COLES-EDGAR-SHELBY-CUMBERLAND-CLARK-EFFINGHAM-JASPER-
CRAWFORD-CLAY-RICHLAND-LAWRENCE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLINTON...MONTICELLO...CHAMPAIGN...
URBANA...DANVILLE...TAYLORVILLE...DECATUR...SULLIVAN...TUSCOLA...
CHARLESTON...MATTOON...PARIS...SHELBYVILLE...GREENUP...MARSHALL...
EFFINGHAM...NEWTON...ROBINSON...FLORA...OLNEY...LAWRENCEVILLE
413 AM CST THU JAN 12 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING.

* TIMING...WINTER WATCH ISSUED FOR WINTER STORM FROM MID DAY
  FRIDAY THROUGH MID DAY SUNDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT...WINTRY PRECIPITATION THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND WILL
  RESULT IN HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY ON
  BRIDGES...OVERPASSES...AND UNTREATED ROADS.

* OTHER IMPACTS...SIDEWALKS WILL BECOME SLIPPERY AND DAMAGE TO
  TREES AND POWER LINES IS POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
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