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No April Fooling: Snow Forecast For Sunday PM

Macro photography of a natural snowflake.

Macro photography of a natural snowflake. Wikimedia Commons

It may be springtime but central Illinois is not quite finished with winter.

The National Weather Service in Lincoln is expecting two to five inches of snow to fall Sunday afternoon and evening.

That has prompted a winter weather advisory warning of accumulating snow for eight of the nine counties in the WILL Severe Weather Coverage Area: Champaign, Vermilion, Macon, Piatt, DeWitt, Moultrie, Douglas and Coles Counties. The weather service says that motorists should be ready, not only for slippery roadways, but reduced visibility at times. Some areas may see isolated thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday.

For Ford County, the National Weather Service in Chicago is predicting a slushy accumulation of up to one inch of snow possible, especially on grassy and colder surfaces, with visibility reduced to around 1 mile at times.