Spring on Thursday, winter (today) on Friday. That's how forecasters are describing the temperature swing that is, once again, leaving Illinois in the ice box.
Most folks across the state saw near record warmth to close out Wednesday and start the day Thursday. By the end of the day today (Friday), the state will see temperatures 20 degrees below normal.
National Weather Service meteorologist Chuck Schaffer says pretty much the entire state will drop from highs in the 50s and 60s.
The Weather Service says eastern and southeastern Illinois could see the worst of the snow.
Schaffer says the quick return to winter will mean a bit of ice or slush or snow for the rest of the state.