A powerful winter storm will bring snow to central and southeast Illinois today into tonight. The snow will begin west of the I-55 corridor by mid to late morning, then will spread eastward to the Indiana border by early afternoon. Moderate to heavy snow will occur this afternoon and evening before tapering down to snow-showers or flurries tonight. Storm total accumulations by Wednesday morning will exceed 4 inches across the entire area, with 6 to 8 inches across the heart of central Illinois. As the snow ends, strong/gusty northwesterly winds will develop...causing considerable blowing and drifting snow tonight into Wednesday morning. Please avoid travel if possible later today. If you must venture out, SLOW DOWN and plan on extra time to arrive at your destination.