From left, Eisenhower High School students Ashlee Hart, Cyndra Poe and Nathan Outlaw wait under a shelter at the Downtown Transportation Center to catch a bus as flurries and wind pick up Monday afternoon. More photos at herald-review.com
DECATUR — It may have looked a lot like Christmas on Monday, thanks to an out-of-season snowfall, but the National Weather Service in Lincoln said Macon County residents shouldn't expect more of the same today.
Meteorologist Dan Smith said the weather system that brought the snow has passed through the area. However, he said the front brought with it below-average temperatures that are expected to hang around.
"It's just going to be cold," he said. "Fifty-four (degrees) is a normal high for today," he said. "It's going to be awhile before we'll see that again."
The weather service issued a hazardous weather outlook calling for unseasonably cold wind chill values in the single digits over night and returning late tonight and early Wednesday morning.
Christian, DeWitt, Douglas, Logan, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Sangamon and Shelby counties are among those in the outlook.
Not much of Monday's snowfall accumulated in Macon County, while it did make for some white scenery as it settled on trees and colder surfaces. First responders and city road crews remained on guard due to a risk of slippery road conditions developing overnight.
"When it starts getting dark, anything falling can stick around on pavement," Smith said. "It can get pretty slick on lesser traveled roads. We're not expecting a lot (of snow), but a half inch can cause problems."
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