Winter Storm WARNING Issued for Our Area

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Wind chills remain in the single digits this morning and will ease only a touch through the afternoon.

As many as 190 snow plow trucks and other equipment are expected to be used overnight Friday, during the peak of the snow storm.

Our first decent snow of the season still appears on target for the weekend. Through the evening drive in Wichita, rain will be the predominant precipitation type with a changeover to snow occurring during the late evening.

Tomorrow night, most of the moisture arrives.

The storm isn't expected to be a major one, though steadier and heavier snow is expected across West Virginia and Virginia.

If you are travelling to Kansas City for the Chiefs vs. Colts football game, allow some extra time and bring the winter gear. We should stay dry for the morning commute Friday.

The weather service issued a winter storm warning for areas of central and southern IL including Springfield, Champaign and Carbondale. A Winter Storm Watch is in place from late Friday night through early Sunday morning.

Leftover flurries and snow showers are possible for Monday.

A few major East Coast cities are likely to see some impact, including Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia, and there is a possibility for light accumulation in NY along the northern edge of the storm.

That rain/snow line will work just slightly north of I-64, hopefully transitioning to rain for all of the WYMT viewing area by Saturday afternoon. Current models are showing the high temperature through the weekend to reach 32°F with the low dipping to 27°F on Saturday and 17°F on Sunday.

Drivers should expect slick roads, making travel hazardous.