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If you're going to be on the road on Sunday in the Midwest, better leave a little early -- like, right now.

Motorists may want to consider a more southern route through the Central states, such as I-40 and I-44, if they must travel cross-country while the storm is in progress.

Farther to the east, heavy snow is not expected to fall from central Missouri to Ohio. However, part of this area near the Great Lakes region to the eastern end of the Ohio Valley may experience enough of a drop in temperature at the tail end of the storm to lead to icy spots and a small accumulation of snow from late Sunday night to Monday.

Detroit will be on the southeastern edge of moderate snow. People should expect just enough snow to create slippery conditions for the Monday morning commute downtown with progressively more snow north and west in the metro area to the distant suburbs.

They're predicting more than 6 inches in Streator, with a potential for 10-12.