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Bloomington-Normal could see over a foot of snow from midweek storm

A winter storm warning is in effect from Tuesday night through Thursday night across central Illinois.

Bloomington-Normal is now expected to see between 12 and 18 inches of snow by the time precipitation ends Thursday night, the National Weather Service said Tuesday morning. Some parts of rural eastern McLean County could see even more snow.

Ice accumulations up to one-tenth of an inch are expected. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will create blowing and drifting snow Wednesday night into Thursday.

Travel will be nearly impossible at times, according to the weather service. Power outages are also possible.

The highest two-day snowfall total in recorded history in Normal was 21 inches, set on Feb. 28, 1900.

Ryan Denham is the digital content director for WGLT.
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