The Bloomington-Normal area has been placed under a Winter Storm Watch for Thursday and Friday.
Lincoln National Weather Service has high confidence that the area will face strong winds up to 40 to 50 miles per hour and accumulating snow over the two days.
The area is also likely to face dangerous cold with wind chills of -20 to -30 degrees beginning Thursday night through Saturday.
We are now under a Winter Storm Watch for Thursday & and Friday. Confidence is high (>90%) that dangerous cold, strong winds, and accumulating snow Thursday-Friday. Snow totals and exact timing is still be determined. Act now to be prepared for this storm Stay #SafeRedbirds! pic.twitter.com/Swdtj4E2F5
— Safe Redbirds (@SafeRedbirds) December 19, 2022
The timing and amount of expected snowfall is unknown as of Tuesday morning.
Lincoln National Weather Service recommends locating cold weather gear including coats, hats and gloves, preparing an emergency kit for individuals’ cars and staying updated on future weather forecasts ahead of the winter storm.
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