As snow continued to fall throughout the Bloomington-Normal area Wednesday evening, a tranquil beauty enveloped the Illinois State University campus. The National Weather Service expects the total snow accumulation to be between 4 and 5 inches by Thursday morning.

Another round of snow arrived in the Bloomington-Normal Wednesday and is expected to continue into the night. Forecasts say much colder air will blow into town by Thursday.

A snowy mix reached the Illinois State University campus around mid-day.

The National Weather Service in Lincoln issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of the region beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday and extending until 10 a.m. Thursday. 

A snow parking ban will go into effect on all streets within the Town of Normal at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and will remain in effect until further notice. 

When a parking ban is activated, no parked cars are permitted on any streets in the Town of Normal. Police may ticket vehicles parked on the street. 

The ban is in place to allow snowplow crews to clear the entire street of snow, including parking areas. Residents who do not have a driveway or garage may park their cars for free in the parking lots of the town's parks. Some of these locations include Anderson, Fairview and Underwood. 

According to the NWS, snow will likely arrive sometime Wednesday morning and will continue through the night and into Thursday morning. Accumulations will likely range from 4 to 5 inches.

The colder air is expected to arrive behind the snowfall. The high temp for Thursday will be around 22 degrees with a low Thursday night around -2. The high Friday is expected to be around 17.

By Saturday the temperature is expected to be in the upper 30s and around 44 on Sunday.

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