PEORIA — One of the most heavily traveled days of the year appears set for traffic-slowing snowfall and visibility reducing wind gusts.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory beginning at noon Sunday through late in the night, warning motorists of slippery road conditions and wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour.

The combination will result in significantly reduced visibility from the wind driven snowfall, according to meteorologists at the National Weather Service's central Illinois headquarters in Lincoln.

With a high of 40 degrees, precipitation early in the day will fall as rain, with a crossover to snow expected between 4 and 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service forecast. After 5 p.m., only snow is expected, though the snowfall could be heavy at times.

Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected in Peoria, Marshall, Fulton and Schuyler counties.

The advisory remains in effect until midnight Sunday.