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WEATHER ALERT: Severe storms expected late this afternoon and evening

Light snow covers Champaign-Urbana

Snow covered West Side Park in Champaign on January 15, 2022.

This post was updated Saturday at 11:15 a.m. It will be updated as the National Weather Service updates its forecasts.

URBANA – Meteorologists are predicting Central Illinois will receive measurable snowfall on Friday afternoon and evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from Friday at 6:00 p.m. until Saturday at noon for portions of central and west central Illinois. The cities of Galesburg, Havana, Jacksonville and Springfield are included in the advisory. The Weather Service says the area could receive between 2-4 inches of snow, resulting in slippery road conditions. 

In the Champaign-Urbana area, meteorologists say snow will fall between Friday at 10:00 p.m. and Saturday at 7:00 a.m. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

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Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick is the News & Public Affairs Director for the Illinois Newsroom. He started at WILL in October of 2019 after serving as News Director for WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan. Previously, he was a news producer and manager at the NBC station in Dallas, where he won 7 Emmy awards. Born in Vietnam, Reginald is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Email: rh14@illinois.edu Twitter: @RNewsWILL

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