Information on winter storm updated, system may now affect western Illinois

WESTERN ILLINOIS (NEWS3) – What seemed to be another winter storm expected to miss western Illinois may now impact it.

Updated information from the National Weather Service shows the possibility of more snow for western Illinois, ranging from one to four inches.

Wind gusts up to 40 m.p.h. may also cause blowing snow across roadways for the Monday evening and Tuesday morning commutes.

The system will begin as snow, and may change slightly to rain for a short amount of time, before switching back to snow.

A “light glaze” of ice is also possible Monday into Tuesday.

Expect slippery conditions for the Monday evening and Tuesday morning commutes, with roadways becoming more hazardous to the north towards the Quad Cities.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect until 9 p.m. Tuesday for much of western Illinois.

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