8 to 12 inches of snow predicted

The National Weather Service is now predicting 8 to 12 inches of of snow accumulation across the area. The NWS has issued a winter storm warning from 7 a.m. Friday until noon on Saturday, with snow accumulating 8 to 12 inches.

Snow will develop across the area Friday morning and then continue into Friday night before tapering off early Saturday morning. The snow will be heavy at times Friday afternoon and Friday night.

Hazardous travel conditions are expected due to reduced visibilities and snow accumulations. Winds will be from the northease at 10 to 15 miles per hour gusting to 20 miles per hour.

The NWS reminds residents a winter storm warning means severe winter weather conditions are imminent or highly likely. You can get up to the minute updates from NOAA radio and additional details can be found at www.weather.gov/iln and on their Facebook and Twitter pages

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