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Heavy, wet snowfall is in Peoria's forecast for overnight Tuesday

Parts of California are blanketed in snow after a powerful Thanksgiving storm, with more snow expected in parts of the state over the weekend.
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Parts of California are blanketed in snow after a powerful Thanksgiving storm, with more snow expected in parts of the state over the weekend.

Another winter snowfall is expected to hit the Peoria area overnight. Two to five inches of snow are in the forecast.

Alex Erwin is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Lincoln. He said the Wednesday morning commute is the main timeframe of concern for travel.

"By that point, we should have snow accumulations on the roadway. So there will certainly be slick spots and snow-covered roads for Wednesday morning," he said.

Erwin said visibility isn't the main travel concern with this snowfall event.

"It is going to be a heavier, wet snow, so we won't have to worry about blowing or drifting like some of our previous systems this winter," he said.

The downside is, it also means the snow will be harder to shovel. Erwin said the ground is still warm, however, meaning snow will begin melting even as it accumulates.

The Peoria area has received about six and a half inches of snowfall since December 1. That's significantly less than average for this time of year, Erwin said.

"We're running almost 50 percent below normal on snowfall this year," he said.

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Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.