|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 WGIL.com for the latest weather information.
(Associated Press/WGIL News)