Wintry Blast to Hit Illinois
CHICAGO (AP) -- It may be spring, but that's not stopping a wintry storm barreling toward Illinois that could dump as much a 9 inches of snow on central portions of the state.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for all of central Illinois and much of the Midwest.

Snow is forecast to begin falling around midnight Saturday and continue into Sunday night.

A band of heavy snow could leave behind 6 to 9 inches in central areas from Taylorville to Danville.

Some areas north of Peoria could get 4 to 6 inches.

Forecasters expect a mixture of snow and rain south of I-70.

With temperatures near or just above freezing, the storm is expected to produce so-called "heart attack snow" that is very wet and difficult to shovel.

The Galesburg area is under a Winter Storm Watch until Sunday night. Forecasters say our area could receive 5 inches of snow or more. Stay with WGIL and for the latest weather information.

(Associated Press/WGIL News)
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