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Snow Will Change to Thunderstorms This Week

WGIL Newsroom . Local News 242

Mother Nature continues to be not so kind to the area, and while she’ll loosen her grip in terms of cold and snow for a few days, she’s replacing it with thunder and lightning for at least a day.

The snowfall proved to be as much as expected yesterday in many areas according to the National Weather Service.

A storm total as of late yesterday afternoon indicated as much as two-and-a-half inches of snow for Galesburg, but that started out as a small amount of sleet and freezing rain before changing to all snow.

Other parts of Knox County saw much more significant amounts of snow. Abingdon received the highest total in the Weather Service’s forecasting area, clocking in with over five-and-a-half inches of snow yesterday.

Knoxville received three-and-two-thirds inches of snow, while Altona had four-and-a-third inches.

Canton in Fulton County received three-and-a-half inches of snow. Ice totals prior to the snow were mostly around a tenth of an inch.

Temperatures most of the rest of the week will be above freezing during the day, but somewhat cold at night.

Showers and thunderstorms, however, are in the forecast tomorrow night into Thursday, and there’s another chance of snow late Saturday night. Temperatures will be colder starting Monday, when highs will once again be below freezing.