What you need to know Jan. 18

What you need to know Jan. 18
The sky over Mt. Vernon, IL (Source: cNews)

(KFVS) - Good morning, it is Friday, Jan. 18.

First Alert Forecast

Tonight, the big weather-maker starts to come into the Heartland.

Lisa Michaels says it will start as rain, possibly heavy or even thunderstorms into Saturday morning.

Cold air will move in to meet the rain on Saturday afternoon and that’s when the rain will turn into snow.

Most of our central-to-northern counties will get 1-2” of snow, but a heavier band could set up and dump much deeper snow amounts on a small area.

The major concern with this system is travel. Bitter cold temperatures will freeze any puddles or wet roadways, creating black ice.

Also, high winds could blow the snow around, creating reduced visibility for drivers.

Today is going to be chilly and gray with clouds and high temperatures in the 40s.

Lisa is keeping her eyes open for more wintry precipitation on Tuesday into Wednesday.

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