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The Nation Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the region beginning at 3 p.m. today an continuing until 9 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the storm warning, "An area of low pressure will strengthen as it tracks from Oklahoma to southeast Lower Michigan bringing widespread snow and mixed precipitation to eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois. The most likely area for a period of sleet and freezing rain is along and south of a Freeport, Ill. to Iowa City line. Moderate, to at times heavy, precipitation is expected to develop quickly during the mid to late afternoon today, and continue into tonight. Light to moderate snow will continue on Tuesday. By Tuesday afternoon strong northwest winds will develop with gusts up to 40 mph. This will cause considerable blowing and drifting into Tuesday night, especially where the heavier snow occurs."

Drivers should plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact Tuesday's morning and/or evening commute.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible

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