Another round of winter weather is moving into the area on Sunday, Valentine’s Day, and on into Monday, President’s Day, as a cold front plummeted temperatures even further.
The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory that is in effect until Monday at 6 p.m. Chills are expected to be as low as 25 below zero.
A second advisory was set for the area with snow starting around 6 p.m. Sunday and continuing through Monday. The weather service predicts between four and six inches of total snow accumulation.
The alerts were placed for southern and south central Illinois along with portions of Missouri.
Motorists are to be advised on slippery road conditions, and hazardous conditions could impact the early morning commute. The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.
The latest storm is the third significant call for snow and winter precipitation this month. Previous snowfalls in November, December and January each accumulated less than two inches and were melted within a few days.
Photos before the storm hits can be viewed in the gallery below.
Top row: Kaskaskia Street in Nashville behind the Washington County Courthouse; Illinois Route 127; icicles from a residence on West Walnut Street; Illinois Route 15 and 127 intersection; downtown Nashville along Route 15; outside the Bakery Nook.