WEDNESDAY 1:48 PM
Radar showing that the bulk of the precip is leaving the region and now in northern Indiana and southern Michigan. Snow chances still linger into tonight and could help boost accumulations a little. More back side flurries and snow showers expected for tomorrow.
WEDNESDAY 1:28 PM
We received information that earlier this morning a Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley CUSD #5 school bus had it’s rear end slide into a ditch. Students were safely transferred to a another bus and made it to school a few minutes later than scheduled. There were no injuries and students did finish the rest of their school day as planned.
WEDNESDAY 12:23 PM
Roadways are improving as we hit lunchtime. Still some slush and partial to mostly covered roads out there, but crews have been out helping maintain the major roads in our viewing area. Biggest improvements have been out west where the snow is really wrapping up.
WEDNESDAY 11:50 AM
Another update to snowfall totals across the region. Some spots have seen a bump out there in the last few hours or so.
WEDNESDAY 11:19 AM
Forecaster Seth Bohnoff showing the flakes flying in the South Quad this morning in between classes. Looks like some accumulating snow on the roof of the Bell Tower.
WEDNESDAY 11:19 AM
Another quick update on snow totals out there. You might see some new additions to the group. Noticing heavier numbers in the western portions of the viewing area.
WEDNESDAY 10:43 AM
An image of snow being stuck to a Vermillion County stop sign by Claudia Foutch. The wet nature of the snow makes it easy for flakes to stick to each other and other surfaces.
WEDNESDAY 10:39 AM
A bright image of the snow in the trees and on the lawns in Champaign from Scott Karchner.
WEDNESDAY 10:26 AM
A 10 AM measurement at WCIA by Meteorologist Jacob Dickey showing 2.5 inches. However, he notes that some melting has already occurred. That may effect snow total measurements that we receive. Some of the other reports we have from this Facebook post reported by viewers include 4″ in Buckley, 4″ in Ginson City, 3″ in Lerna, and 2″ in Hammond.
WEDNESDAY 9:36 AM
There is a viewer report of off of the road just outside of Danville on I-74 towards in Indiana. Some spots, Like Sangamon County, have seen improvements. However there are still a lot of spots that are totally or partially covered this morning. Stay cautious and drive slow.
WEDNESDAY 9:31 AM
On Facebook Meteorologist Jacob Dickey posted a report of 4″ in Elliot. He notes there’s been some melting out there already this morning.
WEDNESDAY 9:14 AM
Meteorologist Jacob Dickey snaps a shot of wet snow sticking to stoplights and is almost covering up the lights. Be extra cautious if this is what you spot. Signs and even the StormTracker have seen snow caked on.
WEDNESDAY 8:58 AM
A 9:00 update of the reported snowfall totals. The new high mark is now 3.5″, still up in McLean County.
WEDNESDAY 8:27 AM
A neat look at the snow globe-like scene outside of the State Farm Center in Champaign as steady snow continues to fall across the region.
WEDNESDAY 8:20 AM
A viewer has reported that 3 vehicles slid off-road between Ogden and Champaign and that a snowplow has popped a tire outside of Ogden. Accident reports have started to increase in the last hour. Drive as slowly as you need to, safety is the most important thing!
WEDNESDAY 8:11 AM
Meteorologist Adam Sherwinski showing how good the wet snow is for making snow balls. Adam also showing how good the snow is for rolling and making snowmen.
WEDNESDAY 8:03 AM
While out in the Stormtracker this morning, Meteorologist Jacob Dickey reported a pair of slide offs on I-57 south of Effingham. Slushy roads will be common theme throughout the rest of the morning, so remember to take it slow if the roads look in poor shape.
WEDNESDAY 7:57 AM
A view of the snowfall over in Mahomet, courtesy of our Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty. It sure makes for a pretty sight, but make sure to continue to exercise caution on the roads!
WEDNESDAY 7:51 AM
Here’s an updated look at some snowfall totals reported as of 7:51 this morning. The highest totals have been up north, especially in McLean County, but as much as 2.5″ has been reported as far south as Shelby County
WEDNESDAY 7:30 AM
A current look of the radar shows that the steadiest snowfall is now south of I-72 and north of I-70. Jasper, Crawford, and Clark Counties look to have caught a few heavy bands, but the absolute heaviest snow has stayed across the border over in Southern Indiana.
WEDNESDAY 7:06 AM
Another look at the skycams from across the area. Snow is starting to pile up in some places, and roads continue to be at least partially covered. With the morning commute in full swing, make sure to continue to check out this blog and use caution on the roads!
WEDNESDAY 6:58 AM
Below are some of the snowfall reports that we have so far. around 2.0-2.5″ is the most on the ground at the moment, from as far north as Livingston County and as far south as Shelby County.
WEDNESDAY 6:35 AM
From Meteorologist Jacob Dickey in the Stormtracker, here’s some video out of Greenup down in Cumberland County. Covered roads starting to become more and more of a factor as we inch towards sunrise this morning. Be careful and drive slowly if you are out and about.
WEDNESDAY 6:29 AM
Another check-in of the IDOT Road Conditions Map. Since the last update, roads have become more covered, with the hardest-to-drive-in conditions sitting south of I-72. You can see the up-to-date IDOT map as well as the live radar loop and much much more over at our Winter Weather Center.
WEDNESDAY 6:14 AM
Here’s an update of the current radar across the area. The heaviest snowfall looks to be along I-72 east of Springfield as well as all along I-57. Temps continue to hover around freezing, and even though you may see several 33’s on the board, snowfall reaching the ground can and definitely still is happening
WEDNESDAY 6:06 AM
Tawnya Lloyd-Fairchild took this picture over in Kansas (Edgar County, IL). Snowfall there looks deep enough to almost completely cover the yard.
WEDNESDAY 5:59 AM
WCIA-3’s Amanda Brennan is out reporting live this morning and sent in this video of a covered Staley Road in Champaign. Heavier snow continues to ramp up this morning, and we are still just in the beginning stages of this system.
WEDNESDAY 5:48 AM
IDOT cameras starting to show both blowing snow and slight accumulation on Interstates 74, 57, and 55.
WEDNESDAY 5:31 AM
A viewer from Fairbury just reported accumulations of 2 inches already. We will continue to report snowfall totals as they come in. Feel free to report you see by submitting a photo on the WCIA-3 Weather App or by messaging any of the weather team on social media.
WEDNESDAY 5:27 AM
An updated look at some of the skycams across the area as. As you can see, in certain places, conditions are right for some slight accumulations and covered roads this morning, but others are still seeing just wet slushy conditions as the snow falls.
WEDNESDAY 5:11 AM
A look at the latest IDOT Map. The areas with the worst road conditions currently are McLean, Livingston, Ford, Iroquois, Moultrie, Jasper, and Crawford Counties, but several others find themselves in the “partially covered” category.
WEDNESDAY 4:53 AM
Meteorologist Jacob Dickey provides an update from Pesotum, where he says “snowflakes are big and sticking. 45 from Champaign to Tolono becoming snow covered quickly. Salt trucks are out.”
WEDNESDAY 4:43 AM
Forecaster Seth Bohnhoff took a video of the snowfall outside the studio this morning. Although roads in town look to be in good shape, the snow is coming down at a solid rate.
WEDNESDAY 4:18 AM
Meteorologist Jacob Dickey taking a picture as he gets ready for The Morning Show in the StormTracker. He will bring us live reports on the road starting at 5 AM.
WEDNESDAY 4:14 AM
Radar update showing a bit more snow moving into Vermillion County. Still seeing pockets of rain and mix out there. Starting to see some accumulations in spots around the area, but mainly on grassy surfaces and rooftops.
WEDNESDAY 3:53 AM
Effingham looking wet as flakes fly in town. Looks like some accumulations on houses and on some grassy areas. Roads look just wet in town, but that could change in the next few hours.
WEDNESDAY 3:16 AM
Snow is starting to stick in Gibson City. Roads are starting to get a bit covered and grassy areas are getting a bit more covered. Snow is sticking better here than in Champaign-Urbana at this point.
WEDNESDAY 3:10 AM
Radar Update showing that there’s a bit more widespread snow across the area. Still a few pockets of rain and mix, but snow is not quite sticking in Champaign-Urbana just yet.
WEDNESDAY 2:20 AM
Roads are already getting covered in our northern counties near Pontiac and Bloomington-Normal.
WEDNESDAY 2:12 AM
Meteorologist Adam Sherwinski caught a pick of an IDOT plow waiting for the snow to stick on I-72 near Seymour Before 2:00 am this morning.
We are starting to see some moisture move into Illinois tonight. Some light rain has been reported from what is showing up on radar. Things will quickly transition over to snow during the overnight hours.