Skilling: Record-breaking snow downstate

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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:

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    My family & I drove back home to Chicago fron Peoria in this weather. The 30-35 mile strecth on Interstate 74 we had to travel to get to Interstate 55 We counted 21 vehicles that had spun out or crashed. Probably 5-7 of those 21 vehicles weren't driving like complete idiots & were unfortunate to be in the path of one of these idiots driving like a moron & caused them to spin out also. We saw one SUV same make color of our own take out about a 1/4 mile of cable & post type barracade. We slowed down even more after witnessing that.Thank goodness for the ditch that divides the East & West bound lanes where most of these impatient knuckleheads ending up when they came to a stop. Society will never learn no matter how many examples of stupidity are displayed we continue to replay them over & over again. Slow the HELL down people!

    • Stay off the roads

      How proud you must be to be for driving in weather where the authorities said to stay off the road! You are just as much of a knuckleheaded idiot! What a great lesson to teach your kids – – Drive in unsafe conditions.