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.