The heaviest part of the winter storm is just getting started across northern Illinois and northwest Indiana. Heavy snow will move northeastward from central Illinois bringing snowfall rates of at least 1 inch per hour. Hazardous travel conditions will continue
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST SUNDAY... * WHAT...Heavy wet snow along with easterly winds gusting to 30 mph. The snow will mix with sleet and freezing rain for a period early evening. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches and locally higher possible. Ice accumulations up to one tenth of an inch near and west of Interstate 39. * WHERE...Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, Lee, Dekalb and La Salle Counties. * WHEN...From early afternoon today to 6 PM CST Sunday, with the highest impacts late this afternoon through this evening. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult due to very low visibilities and snow packed roads. Patchy blowing snow is possible this evening and overnight. Power outages are also possible. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Note: Many accidents are starting to be reported.