EFFINGHAM, IL-(Effingham Radio)- Our listening area could see several inches of snow starting Wednesday.
According to the National Weather Service in Lincoln, a low pressure tracking near the Ohio Valley is set to spread snow across Central and Eastern Illinois beginning Wednesday evening.
The snow will then continue through much of the day on Thursday.
Several inches of snow is possible, especially near and south of the I-70 corridor.
Motorists are encouraged to be prepared for slick conditions and slow travel.
A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for our listening area through Thursday afternoon.
A Winter Storm Watch means that there is the potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
The Watch includes the following counties; Effingham, Jasper, Crawford, Clay, Richland, Lawrence, Bond, Clinton, Fayette, and Marion.
This includes the cities of Effingham, Newton, Robinson, Flora, Olney, Lawrenceville, Centralia, Salem, and Vandalia.
Hazards include total snow accumulations of 4-7 inches possible and slippery road conditions.
We will continue to update this story as it develops.
For additional information, visit the National Weather Services website.
Listen to our interview with Meteorologist Alan Archer below.