WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST FRIDAY... * WHAT...Period of heavy snow this afternoon. Blowing snow likely late this afternoon through Friday morning when west winds will gust to 40 to 45 mph. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches with higher amounts possible. * WHERE...Winnebago, Boone, Ogle and Lee Counties. * WHEN...till noon CST Friday. * IMPACTS...Plan on potentially very low visibility due to snow and blowing snow along with snow and ice covered roads. Conditions will be hazardous, and possibly dangerous, during this evening's commute. Blowing snow could continue to impact the Friday morning commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.