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Snow lingers on magnolia tree blossoms Monday

Overnight snow left a blanket of white on budding flowers and trees Monday in the metro-east, in southern Illinois. The snow was expected to change during the day before skies clear Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Overnight snow left a blanket of white on budding flowers and trees Monday in the metro-east, in southern Illinois. The snow was expected to change during the day before skies clear Tuesday and Wednesday.

Drivers should give themselves a little extra time on their commute Monday after a dusting of snow turned slushy, leaving roads wet and slick, though temperatures were expected to rise later Monday and through the week.

Illinois State Police were not reporting any major accidents in the metro-east. The Illinois Department of Transportation reported roads were mostly clear of snow and ice, though drivers on Interstate 255 could encounter some slick conditions.

Here’s a look at the seven-day forecast:

Today ... Snow and freezing rain before 11 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., then a chance of rain after 1 p.m. High near 42. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight ... A chance of rain, mixing with snow after 11 p.m., then gradually ending. Cloudy, with a low around 28. North wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Tuesday ... Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. North wind around 9 mph.

A slushy snow fell on the metro-east Monday morning. Roads remained mostly clear but were wet and somewhat slick in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

Tuesday Night ... Mostly clear, with a low around 18. North wind 6 to 10 mph.

Wednesday ... Sunny, with a high near 38. North wind 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday Night ... Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.

Thursday ... Partly sunny, with a high near 45.

Thursday Night ... A 30 percent chance of rain after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Friday ... Rain likely, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Friday Night ... A 20 percent chance of rain before 1 a.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.

Saturday ... Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

Saturday Night ... A 40 percent chance of rain. Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.

Sunday ... A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

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