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RECORD-BREAKING SNOW FOR SPRINGFIELD

SPRINGFIELD (WICS) - Our latest Winter blast is certainly one to remember, leaving anywhere from 5 to 8 inches of snow across much of central Illinois. Officially Springfield reported 5.3" of snow at the airport bringing the monthly total to 9.4", making this November the snowiest November ever!!! The storm system responsible for our fresh blanket of snow is exiting our region and heading eastbound taking the snow and clouds along with it, so look for gradually clearing skies this evening and then mostly sunny conditions on Friday to wrap up the work week.

The weekend features a couple more weak disturbances bringing additional chances for a little snow or a wintry mix Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning, otherwise expect a blend of sun and clouds with temperatures still unseasonably chilly running about 15 to 20 degrees below normal as highs only top out in the mid to upper 30s.

Next week offers some improvements with mostly sunny skies Monday through Wednesday, and not only will the weather be pretty quiet early in the new week, look for moderating temperatures as well with highs warming back into the mid 40s by Wednesday and perhaps into the low 50s by Thanksgiving Day weekend.

THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the low 30s Thursday; low 40s Friday; upper 30s Saturday; low 30s Sunday; mid to upper 30s Monday and Tuesday; and, mid 40s Wednesday. Overnight lows will fall to the mid 20s Thursday through Saturday night; mid teens Sunday night; and, mid 20s Monday and Tuesday night.

Cheryl Lemke - Storm Team 20 Chief Meteorologist

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