|The National Weather Service is pretty confident that the Galesburg area will get all the snow Tuesday that the community was supposed to have gotten last week.
Meteorologists at the Weather Service office in Lincoln, which is responsible for Knox County forecasts, say the Galesburg area is likely to get seven-inches of snow Tuesday, with some parts of the west central Illinois region possibly being higher than that, as most of the area will be under a Winter Storm Warning most of the day.
Meteorologist James Auten tells WGIL this storm system is different than the one that came through last week and didn't dump nearly as much snow as we were led to believe.
"That system was further west than this system currently is," says Auten. "With that system it was a different set up with the colder air and so we got more snow ahead of that system. This one being that we're starting out warmer is that the precipitation is going to be warmer as well."
Auten says the snow is expected to start out as freezing rain before changing over, and should end by the end of Tuesday, with temperatures through the period close to the freezing mark.
State police are urging extreme caution if driving, even leaving early and driving slow if you have somewhere to go.
Ameren says it has crews on standby should the power go out.