Weekend weather remains frigid, snow possible

News-DemocratDecember 6, 2013 


Look for the snow and ice to stick around for a while.

Arctic temperatures and more snow, sleet and freezing drizzle are in the forecast for the coming days.

The high Saturday will top out at 18 with a 30 percent chance of snow in the evening. The low will fall to 12.

A mix of snow and sleet is expected to dominate the day Sunday and turn to freezing drizzle at night when temperatures fall to 18.

By Monday night, the low will plummet to 6, according to the forecast from the National Weather Service.

Friday dumped between 1 and 3 inches of snow on the region and the temperature remained below freezing all day.

Illinois Department of Transportation officials said they were able to keep interstates and highways clear for traffic Friday morning. The Illinois State Police reported six accidents during the Friday morning commute, a far cry from Thursday when there were 40 ice-related crashes as the season's first significant storm hit the metro-east.

The next chance for above freezing temps? Next Friday when the high is expected to be 37.

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