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DECATUR — Winter weather continues with snow Monday morning for the third week in a row in Macon County causing some car accidents. 

Daryl Onton, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Lincoln, said Monday’s unusual winter snow is a result of a large storm system that moved over the Midwest during the weekend.

“The storm turned into snow showers, but it will be nothing over an inch,” he said. “Most areas are just a few tenths of an inch.”

Snow and ice have covered bridges in some areas of Central Illinois. State troopers responded to accidents Monday morning on I-74 near Mahomet.

Onton predicts the snow will end by afternoon. The weather will continue to be cold with temperatures reaching into the low 40s. High winds of 30 miles per hour are expected. As the week continues, the winds may calm down, but the temperatures will stay low.

“It is still winter weather,” Onton said.

The weather service does not predict much precipitation throughout the week; however, gusty winds could remain until Wednesday. Temperature will reach high of low 60s by midweek, then gradually drop with lows in the 30s and highs in 50s.

Although the winter conditions are not common for the middle of April, the current weather did not beat any records. According weather service records, the record low for April 16 was 26 degrees in 1962.


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