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The weather turns from sunny to snowy for a few days

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WREX 2016
Winter Weather Advisories highlight where a few inches of snow and slushy roads are likely Thursday.
Rain Snow or Ice Timing
Thursday's showers start out as rain, then change to snow by the late morning. We'll see all snow through Saturday morning from there.
day 1 outlook
Minor snow accumulations keep roads slushy through Saturday morning.

ROCKFORD (WREX) -- We got a break from the never-ending clouds and cool weather these last 2 days, but snow showers and colder air quickly replace the quiet and mild weather. Watch out for slushy spots over the next 2 days.

Wintry mix:

The showers first move in as rain starting late Thursday morning. We'll see either rain or a rain/snow mix into Thursday afternoon. By late in the afternoon, the weather switches to all snow showers.

Light rain and snow showers cause slushy roads by Thursday evening.

The Thursday evening commute is primarily affected here. Roads may be a little slushy by then thanks to a couple inches of snow accumulation. Be ready for slick spots when driving home Thursday.

The snow showers dry up briefly Thursday night, then more are on the way for Friday.

Snowy Friday:

Thursday's storm system stalls a little, which keeps on-and-off snow going on Friday.

Friday's broken showers look generally light, but we still pick up a little accumulation throughout the day. This also keeps slush and snow on the roads for another day. Be careful while driving, as slick conditions are likely in spots.

Between the 2 days, we may see between 1-3" of snowfall. The higher totals look to be west and north of Freeport. The snow should wrap up by Friday night, and we'll start the weekend off dry.

More on the way?:

Saturday gets the weekend off to a quiet start, but snow may make a return appearance by Saturday night.

Light snow is possible again Sunday.

Another round of light snow is possible Saturday night through Sunday. The end of the weekend may pick up another 1" or less of snow.

The weekend starts a short cool down. Temperatures dip into the upper 20's by Sunday, and stay there into early next week.

Next week looks a little more active as well. Tuesday has a slight chance for snow, along with another couple of slight chances late in the week.

Alex Kirchner

Alex Kirchner is the Chief Meteorologist at 13 WREX. He joined the 13 Weather Authority in 2014 and brings over a decade of forecasting experience to the weather department. Alex earned Certified Broadcast Meteorologist recognition from the American Meteorological Society, and his work at WREX earned him a Best TV Weathercaster award from the Illinois Broadcasters Association and a regional Emmy.

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