The National Weather Service in Lincoln has continued their winter storm warning until noon on Wednesday.
Mid-afternoon today, the Weather Service reported that a powerful winter storm continues to bring snow to central and southeast Illinois into tonight. The snow will continue tonight and diminish from the southwest during Wednesday morning.
Moderate to heavy snow will occur this afternoon and evening before tapering down to light snow showers or flurries by Wednesday morning. 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, north to northwesterly winds gusting to 20 to 30 mph will develop...causing considerable blowing and drifting snow tonight into Wednesday morning.
The Weather Service is asking you to please avoid travel if possible, and if you must venture out, SLOW DOWN and plan on extra time to arrive at your destination.
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