If you were hoping for a break from the bitter cold and wetness of last winter, you won't like the latest outlook from the National Weather Service.
Right now, things are trending towards a repeat of last winter and Chris Miller with the National Weather Service in Lincoln says December is looking like a repeat of last year. He says the cold is not far away.
While Illinois will receive snow today, it's unlikely to stick around for Christmas as Miller indicates the warm-up, cool down pattern of the last several weeks will warm things up and we get towards Christmas week.
If you are traveling this holiday season, while it is anticipated to be warmer than normal in Illinois, that doesn't mean there isn't going to be snow or sleet along your route. Miller implores travelers to keep tabs on the forecast for any areas you might be traveling.