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 width=The National Weather Service in Lincoln reports that a winter storm will continue to impact central and southeast Illinois through Saturday night, although conditions will begin to improve after midnight Sunday morning.

The Winter Storm Warning area along/west of the Illinois River Valley can expect a total of 25-to-35-hundredths of ice through Saturday evening, with the precipitation changing to snow and accumulating 1-3" before ending on Sunday.

The Freezing Rain Advisory area can expect less than a quarter of an inch of ice, with the freezing rain expected to taper off after midnight Sunday morning. Heavy rain is still possible in east central and southeast Illinois, where a Flood Watch is in effect.

Storm total rainfall in the watch area should average 1.5-3", with local 4" totals possible south of I-70.

Motorists should be prepared for changing weather conditions, and stay tuned for further weather updates.

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