As the latest wintry blast of 2022 nears the area, the National Weather Service has upgraded its advisories to Winter Storm Warnings for northeast Missouri and Western Illinois, starting early Thursday morning and running through Thursday night.

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For Adams, Brown and Pike counties in Illinois and Knox, Lewis, Shelby, Marion, Monroe and Ralls counties in Missouri, the warning runs from midnight to 9 p.m. Thursday, with 5 to 7 inches of snow, about a third of an inch of sleet and up to a tenth of an inch of ice, along with winds gusting up to 45 miles per hour.

For Hancock County, Illinois and Clark County, Missouri, their warning goes from midnight to 6 p.m. Thursday. They are expecting 4 to 8 inches of snow and up to a tenth of an inch of ice, with winds gusting up to 35 miles per hour.

In Pike and Audrain counties in Missouri, the warning runs from 3 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, with 3 to 5 inches of snow, about half an inch of sleet and up to a tenth of an inch of ice, with winds up to 40 miles per hour.

Travel conditions are expected to get dicey as Thursday morning progresses.

You can always check road conditions on MODOT's Traveler's Information Map and IDOT's Getting Around Illinois website.

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