As the Thanksgiving holiday weekend comes to an end, another winter storm roars into northeast Missouri and western Illinois.

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for Audrain, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Ralls, Scotland and Shelby counties in Missouri and Adams, Brown and Pike counties in Illinois until 6 a.m. Monday.

Forecasters say that Sunday afternoon's rain will change over to snow late Sunday afternoon, temperatures will drop and north-northwest winds will pick up, causing greatly reduced visibility.

The weather service warns of very difficult travel, significantly reduced visibility, with gusty winds from 45 to 50 miles per hour making downed tree branches a possibility.

In general, predicted snowfall amounts range from 2 to 5 inches in the Twin Pikes to six to ten inches in Clark and Scotland counties.

Specifically, as of late afternoon Sunday, Hannibal and Quincy are predicted to get four to eight inches of new snow, with the precipitation to come to an end by 3 a.m. Monday.

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