Winter weather advisory in effect until Thursday evening

Staff Report

A winter weather advisory will be in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday.

According to Weather Underground, there will be mixed precipitation Thursday.

Total snow accumulations will be around three to five inches with a light glaze of ice accumulations.

Everett Lau, WEIU Newswatch’s Sky Watch Local Forecaster, said ice accumulations will effect areas east of Charleston and toward the Indiana border.

This advisory will effect portions of southeast Illinois.

Weather Underground describes winter weather advisories as, “periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain (that) will cause travel difficulties.”

The website also says to “expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.”

Lau said students leaving for break on Thursday should be cautious of possible slick spots going into the afternoon and evening, though most roads should be cleared by then.

“As we move into Friday, temperatures are supposed to get back up into the upper thirties,” he said. “Friday looks to be a better day with more sunshine, and if (students) wait until Friday (to go home for break) there shouldn’t be too many issues getting out.”

The latest Illinois road conditions can be found by calling the Illinois Department of Transportation at 1-800-452-4368.

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