Skilling: Record-breaking snow downstate
The Chicago area may have avoided the snow storm, but central Illinois was not so lucky.
The snow storm is dumping between 6-10 inches on Kankakee and other parts of the Midwest.
Those conditions contributed to several spin-outs on the highways.
State police are advising drivers to go out only if it’s an emergency.
Students at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign got stuck on I-57 as they tried to make it back to Champaign Sunday night, after spring break.
As for the Chicago area, lows Monday night are expected to fall into the mid-20s, with another day of clouds and cold temperatures in the forecast for Tuesday.
Passing flurries are possible on Tuesday as well.
A gradual warm up will take place during the rest of the week and the forecast call for highs in the 50s this weekend.
Wondering what the weather will be like this weekend? Here’s Tom Skilling’s 7-day forecast: