The first big taste of winter in Central Illinois is shaping up to be the worst winter storm in nearly two years.
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for the 970 WMAY listening area until midnight Thursday night. Springfield and surrounding areas could see 2-5 inches of snow. Additionally, dangerous winds gusting to 60 miiles per hour will further complicate travel. Authorities say travel is not advised during the evening hours, as the blowing and drifting snow could make roads impassable and lead to "black ice" conditions.
Stay with 970 WMAY for the latest on the changing weather conditions and information about closings.