Bloomington-Normal expecting 2-3 inches of snow overnight and Wednesday
Bloomington-Normal is expecting to see 2 to 3 inches of snow starting overnight and through the day Wednesday.
A winter weather advisory is in effect from 9 p.m. Tuesday until 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Lincoln.
Drivers should plan on slippery road conditions during Wednesday morning's commute. The heaviest snow is expected between midnight Tuesday and noon Wednesday.
Southeastern parts of Illinois are expected to see even higher snowfall totals.
Tips if you must travel, from the Illinois Department of Transportation:
- Fill up your gas tank and pack winter weather essentials, such as a cell phone charger, warm clothes, blankets, food, water, first aid kit, washer fluid and ice scraper.
- Check the forecast and make sure someone is aware of your travel route and schedule.
- Use extra caution in areas susceptible to icing, including ramps, bridges, curves and shaded areas.
- Give snowplows plenty of room and move over for emergency responders. Don’t crowd the plow!
- Always wear a seat belt. It’s the law and your best protection in the event of a crash.
- If you are involved in a crash, remain inside your vehicle. Exiting your vehicle near a busy road can have fatal consequences.
Wondering when it will start snowing in your area? Here is a rough estimate of onset times starting tonight. Precipitation will initially start as a rain or rain/snow mix near & south of I-72 before transitioning to snow. #ilwx pic.twitter.com/CZ4oCpsgJz— NWS Lincoln IL (@NWSLincolnIL) January 24, 2023