Once again, the biggest news story in Springfield this morning is the weather. But in a winter dominated by bitter cold and heavy snow, the problem today will be ice.
A winter weather advisory is in effect through 6pm… with a forecast calling for sleet and freezing rain, especially this morning but continuing sporadically in the afternoon.
Although ice accumulation is expected to be less than two-tenths of an inch, that would be enough to create a dangerous icy glaze on roads and sidewalks, and could also cause some smaller tree branches to snap from the weight of the ice.
Total accumulation of snow and ice together could be 1 to 2 inches.
Stay with 970 WMAY for updates on the forecast, road conditions, and any weather-related closings or cancellations.