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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS CONTINUED THE WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT, AND A WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST TUESDAY.

MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF FROM WEST TO EAST THIS EVENING, WITH ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION WEST OF INTERSTATE 57 SHOULD BE 2 INCHES OR LESS. LOCATIONS ALONG AND EAST OF INTERSTATE 57 COULD SEE AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW BEFORE IT TAPERS OFF THIS EVENING.

THE WEATHER SERVICE SAYS NORTHERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO GUST TO AROUND 35 MPH
TONIGHT. STRONG WINDS AND FRESH SNOWFALL WILL RESULT IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...PARTICULARLY IN EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS.

AS THE SNOW AND SIGNIFICANT BLOWING SNOW THREAT COMES TO AN END THIS EVENING...TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO PLUMMET THROUGH THE NIGHT. THESE BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL COMBINE WITH THE WIND TO PRODUCE WIND CHILL VALUES FROM 25 BELOW TO 45 BELOW FROM LATE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING.

THE HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS THROUGH THIS EVENING. THE GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS WILL PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...PRODUCING NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AT TIMES WITH RAPID CHANGES IN VISIBILITY. THE BITTER WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES EXPECTED LATER TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY CAN RAPIDLY PRODUCE FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

THE WEATHER SERVICE IS NOT RECOMMENDING TRAVEL THRU MONDAY, DUE TO THE POSSIBILITY OF FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

 
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