DECATUR — Showers and thunderstorms are expected today in Macon and other eastern Central Illinois counties, according to the National Weather Service at Lincoln. 

The storms are expected to be isolated and not severe, according to a hazardous weather outlook issued by the agency. Rain shows might mix with snow at times, but the forecast for Decatur includes less than an inch of possible snow. 

The hazardous weather outlook includes Macon, DeWitt, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby, Christian and Champaign counties. 

Elsewhere in Central Illinois, up to 2 inches of snow is possible in some areas, mostly northwest of Decatur. Snow began falling in Bloomington-Normal around 8 a.m. Travelers are urged to use caution while driving with roads getting slick in much of the area.

The high temperature in Decatur today is 41 degrees. By tomorrow, things should warm up, with a mostly sunny forecast and high of 57 degrees. 

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Contact Kevin Barlow at (309) 820-3238. Follow him on Twitter: @pg_barlow


Agriculture Reporter

Agriculture reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.

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