Winter storm warning issued

Winter storm warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Ford and Iroquois counties.

The warning is in effect from 6 p.m. Friday through noon Saturday, and heavy snow is forecast with this system that could dump 5 to 8 inches on the two counties.

Snow could amount up to one inch an hour at times, especially Friday evening.

Meanwhile, the rest of East Central Illinois is under a winter weather advisory that's expected to begin at 3 p.m. Friday and end by noon Saturday as well.

Total snow accumulations with this system range from 3 to 6 inches and there could be rain and sleet mixed in as well.

If you have to travel, use extreme caution while driving on the slick and hazardous roadways.

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