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Significant winter storm targets Local 6 region

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A winter storm warning is in effect for the Local 6 region starting at 6 o'clock this evening to 6 o'clock Monday evening.

Heavy snowfall is likely across the area with 4 to 8 inches possible, generally north of a line from Perryville, Missouri to Calhoun, Kentucky. 8 to 12 inches is expected south of that line.

Snow will spread across parts of southern Illinois and southwest Indiana starting late this afternoon, then across the remainder of the area for the rest of the evening. The steadiest and heaviest snow will occur between midnight tonight and midday Monday.

Light snowfall accumulations are still possible Monday afternoon but will begin to taper off from west to east.

Driving and travel conditions will become very hazardous. Very cold temperatures in the upper teens to lower 20s will contribute to hazardous conditions. Do not attempt to travel across the region tonight and Monday unless absolutely necessary. The Monday morning commute will be heavily impacted by this snowstorm.

For more information on advisories from the National Weather Service, click here.

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