ROCKFORD (WREX) — We are moving toward a new chance for wintry weather this evening after a fairly active start to the weekend. However, the primary threat will be light to moderate snow showers. Due to lower saturation and slightly warmer temperatures in the upper atmosphere, there is a concern for freezing drizzle to mix in during tonight's snow event.
This the main reason why the National Weather Service has a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 4 AM on Monday.
The chance for a thin layer of ice to form on roadways, but the chances remain in place. The best place you might see a bit more ice could be on walkways, do be careful. However, the best chances will remain the further south you go. The good news is that most areas are expected to receive little to no accumulation for ice with snowfall staying below 1 inch. The Monday morning commute could remain a bit slick as result, so remain cautious.
A chance for snow and drizzle hang around through Monday morning but slowly end for the afternoon. We are cloudy from there and slightly warmer with highs in the upper 30's and possible lower 40's. However, a new chance for some showers arrive overnight Monday and exit late Tuesday morning. The warm 40's and sunshine could be in the future, but will not last long.
Just a day later, another round of light snowfall is possible. Colder air hits the Stateline Wednesday and may generate some light snow. We'll keep an eye on potential totals for you, but for now, they look to be light again.
Looming toward the end of the week is a potentially stronger weather system, similar to what we saw this weekend. While too early to say on specifics, there's a chance for both heavier snow and rain. The storm arrives Friday in the form, which may change to rain as warmer air arrives Friday evening or night. By Saturday, the storm looks to exit but could be dropping a little more snow.