Windy with Sleet, Freezing Rain & Snow Across AreaFebruary 21st, 2013 at 11:39 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
Snow is falling in our far & northeast with lots of sleet elsewhere & quite a bit of freezing rain in our southern half.
At WLFI, we have a mix of sleet & freezing rain with 0.05″ of glaze ice & 1.2″ of snow & sleet measured. Generally, 1-2″ of snow & sleet have been reported across the area so far with 0.05″ of glaze ice (mainly in the southern half of the viewing area).
Winds are gusty with sustained winds at 15-25 mph & gusts as high as 38 mph. These winds will tend to decrease somewhat towards morning.
Temperatures will rise overnight-tomorrow morning with patchy freezing drizzle becoming drizzle (once snow, sleet & freezing rain band pulls away).
Cold surface air has wedged in the central & eastern parts of the viewing area with temperatures in the middle 20s, but temperature has risen quickly to 31 in our far south as of 11:45 p.m. It is 34 in southeastern Illinois & that air will tend to get pulled northeastward with time tonight-Friday morning.