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BN expecting 4-8" total snowfall

Sun, 24 Mar 2013 09:21:25 CDT
By: Willis Kern

A winter storm warning is in for the Bloomington-Normal area until 7 AM Monday. The winter storm system sweeping in from the great plains stalled overnight, but more snow is expected Sunday and into Monday. Anywhere from 1-2" fell overnight Saturday night into Sunday morning, but much of it was confined to grassy areas, with smaller totals on streets, sidewalks and highways. Due to the very wet nature of the snowfall, not much blowing and drifting of the snow is expected even though wind gusts are expected over the next several hours. As temperatures cool off Sunday night, a greater chance of blowing snow exists. The revised outlook for the Bloomington-Normal area is for 3-5" of snowfall by the end of the day today, with another 1-3" expected tonight, for a total storm snowfall amount of 4-8". With most public school districts observing spring break this coming week, not many school closings are expected due to the storm. With temperatures gradually warming through the week into the lower 50s by Saturday, and with longer days stretching into late March, the snowfall is not expected to be much of a factor as the week goes on.

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