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Snow deficit slowly gets chipped away as light snow persists

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — A slow-moving low pressure is leading to multiple days featuring snow chances. Despite this multi-day event, accumulations likely won't get out of hand.

Snowy end to the week:

This winter so far has featured below average snowfall, but over the next three days, that deficit could get slowly eaten away.

The snow season, which starts July 1st, is below average so far.

Thursday's late-day steady snow has tapered, however additional snowflakes could add another 1" of snow through week's end. The continuation of flurries and snow showers is in response to a large area of low pressure sitting on top of the Stateline.

A glimpse at radar early Friday morning shows a "comma head" spin, a tell-tale sign that a mature system is overhead. As this system awkwardly meanders southeastward, a regeneration of snow showers is possible by Friday afternoon.

An additional inch of snow is possible through early Saturday.

The threat for snow showers late-week is hit-or-miss, with many dry hours likely. Temperatures top out above freezing, so road conditions should remain pretty clear.

Weekend snow chances:

Light snow wraps up by early Saturday, but cloudy skies should stick around. Patchy slick spots are possible through about noon Saturday, as temperatures remain near freezing.

Saturday afternoon features drier conditions, but another quick-moving disturbance late Saturday could change that.

Models suggest light snow could redevelop by early Sunday. Snow showers could stick around off-and-on through Sunday afternoon, especially south of I-80. Accumulations remain minimal through the weekend, with less than 2" expected between Friday and Sunday.

Between Friday and Sunday, up to 2" of snow could accumulate.

Drier next week:

By the start of the next work week, drier conditions look to take hold across the Stateline. In fact, a bit more sunshine might even be possible through early next week.

Temperatures through early next week do drop, however that only means they get back to average. Overall, the next seven days brings temperatures near if not slightly above average.

Justin Ballard

Justin Ballard joined 13 WREX as the weekday morning meteorologist. He’s a proud graduate of UNC-Charlotte and happy to call Rockford home.

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