Winter weather advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Coles, Edgar and Shelby counties in effect from 6 p.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday.

The weather service said a mix of rain and sleet will develop across the warned area on Thursday afternoon before changing to snow on Thursday evening.  More snow is expected on Friday morning.  Two to four inches of snow accumulation is possible.

Drivers in the warned area should expect hazardous driving conditions and slow down.  You should also have plenty of winter weather supplies at home and check on pets and the elderly.

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