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Slushy roads are likely going into the weekend

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Briefly heavy snowfall is possible early this evening, then lighter snow showers take us into the overnight hours.

ROCKFORD (WREX) — Snow showers quickly blanketed the Stateline this evening, but we get a break in the showers overnight. We won't have to wait long for snow to return, however.

Evening snow:

A quick 1" of snow fell around the Stateline Thursday evening. This first round of snow wraps up early tonight, with dry conditions until early Friday morning.

Snow winds down tonight, but more is around the corner for the weekend.

Don't let the light amounts catch you off guard. Roads may become slushy to slippery in a hurry, so drive with caution this evening. Temperatures also drop below freezing overnight, so any wet roads may freeze. Glare ice may be an issue in the morning.

This won't be the end of the snow for the week. After a brief break tonight, more light snow is on the way for Friday and the weekend.

Weekend showers:

Snow falls on and off through Sunday in a couple of different rounds. First up- scattered flurries throughout Friday. We won't see steady snowfall, but rather on-and-off pesky flurries through Friday. Less than 1" is likely with this scattered activity.

More light snow showers are possible this weekend.

Friday evening dries out briefly, then another burst comes in early Saturday morning. The showers arrive before dawn, and linger a little past sunrise. We may get another 1" or less Saturday morning. The rest of Saturday stays dry and cloudy.

We repeat this situation again Saturday night. The night starts dry, then a burst of snow comes in early Sunday before dawn. This time around, scattered light snow or flurries fall over much of Sunday. We may get another 1" of accumulation Sunday.

The weather gives us a break on Monday, then more chances for snow move in next week. Tuesday has a slight chance for snow, then yet another storm may move in late next 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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