The long-lasting cloud coverage will finally loosen its grip on Tri-State through the overnight. However, the clearer skies will give way to frigid conditions by daybreak. Heavy coats will be needed as the mercury will hover in the upper-20s and lower-30s. Expect a ton of sunshine through the daylight hours. Temperatures will have a challenge approaching the 40-degree mark. The brisk northerly winds will add on to headache, making it feel like the upper-20s and low-30s through the afternoon.
Tuesday appears to be dry with increasing clouds by the evening. Conditions will remain cold with a high of 39. All eyes are focused on Wednesday morning. Through the predawn hours on Wednesday moisture will begin to develop as snow impacting our western Illinois locations first. Snow showers will become more widespread for the communities along and north of the Ohio. The light snowfall appears to hit just in time for the Wednesday morning commute and quickly moves out by noon. Accumulations, if any, are still getting ironed out. As of now, locations along and north of the Ohio could see gradient of a dusting to a solid inch from south-to-north.