A traffic camera Friday afternoon showed the snow showers happening at Route 59 and Miller Road in Lake Barrington. | Photo: Lake County Passage

The National Weather Service has issued a warning about poor driving conditions expected through the afternoon due to snow and gusty winds in the northern Illinois area.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued the special weather statement just after 1 p.m. Friday.

The warning covers Lake, DuPage, Cook and Will counties.

A stronger band of snow extending from eastern Kendall County to the Lake County border is causing minor accumulations on roadways, the NWS said.

The snowfall is also reducing visibility to as low as one-half mile.

A camera on a Lake County snow plow truck Friday afternoon captured snow showers happening in the Riverwoods area. | Photo: Lake County Passage

Gusty winds up to 30 mph were being reported. The band of snow is reportedly moving east at around 25 mph.

Additional snow showers are expected through the remainder of the afternoon, the NWS said.

Motorists should expect poor driving conditions including slick roadways and reduced visibility.

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“Take it slow and allow yourself extra travel time,” the NWS said in the statement.

The NWS also said that the snow showers Friday are going to be “off-and-on” with not all areas seeing them.

The snow showers will mainly continue until 6 p.m. but could continue into the evening.