National Weather Service Statement as of 5:00 AM CST on February 21, 2013
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… Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 9 PM this evening to 6 PM CST Friday…
* timing… snow is expected to develop Thursday evening and continue into Friday. The snow will change over to and possibly mix with light freezing drizzle Friday morning.READ MORE: Lake County Man Dies From First Case Of Rabies In Illinois Since 1954, After Waking Up With Bat On Neck
* Main impact… storm total snowfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are expected. Ice accumulations will be less than a tenth of an inch.
* Other impacts… a period of heavy snow with snow fall rates of one inch per hour is possible late Thursday evening into the overnight hours. Easterly winds gusting to 25 to 30 mph may cause blowing snow and reduced visibility.
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A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow… sleet… or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities… and use caution while driving.