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August 23, 2014, 2:49 pm
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Springfield May Escape Worst Of Weekend Winter Storm

It could be messy this weekend… but it’s looking like Springfield will avoid the worst of the winter storm system that is descending on Illinois. 


The latest forecast has a risk of some light ice accumulation overnight tonight and again overnight Saturday… followed by around an inch of snow or less on Sunday.  But ice and snow totals will be higher north and west of Springfield… especially north of the Illinois River.  The 970 WMAY listening area could also see heavy rain at times this weekend… but even heavier rain is forecast for southern Illinois. 


The National Weather Service says the forecast has fluctuated for the last few days… but this now appears to be the likeliest scenario for weekend travel.

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