Several inches of snow will be possible for these areas.
"2-3" should fall north with 3-5" over a good chunk of the area & 5-7" in the far southwest & south on the edge of the Winter Storm Watch area. Numbers on expected total will be firmed up on Friday, as we are still 48 hours out from arrival.
Temperatures are expected to remain cold through the weekend.
No weather watches or warning were in effect Thursday for IL north of Bloomington. The Palmer Divide and neighborhoods on the west side of town could see around 3 to 6 inches of snow.
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Total snowfall is forecast to range from 7-inches in central Illinois to an inch or less near the Illinois-Wisconsin border.
We have a Winter Storm Warning for St. Louis and surrounding counties starting Friday evening and going into late Saturday and early Sunday morning.
"Winds will be calm and won't produce any issues with blowing snow", Winters said. As this system begins to wrap up Sunday, colder air crashes back in as a changeover to all light snow breaks out across central and eastern Kentucky. Up to three inches of snow looks possible, the highest amounts south of U.S. Highway 30 in Indiana. The next chance of precipitation may not be until late Friday into next Saturday with rain changing over to snow (almost very similar to the storm system today/tomorrow).