Rockford (WREX) – We are seeing a snow covered Saturday! This afternoon has lead to many of us having plenty of snowfall. Reports for snow coverage are anywhere from less than an inch to near 8 in the northern part of the Illinois state line.
The counties of Lee, DeKalb, and Whiteside counties are still under Winter Weather Advisories that will be in effect until 3 AM Sunday to highlight slippery road conditions and difficult travel weather.
Much of the Stateline will see near 1″ to 2″, with areas of Lee, southern DeKalb, and Whiteside counties getting 2 -4″ of snow. Since there will be a sharp drop off in snow amounts, road conditions may change rapidly as you move north to south. Don’t let the snow catch you off guard; roads may change suddenly from dry to snowy, so drive with caution. A few cars have already been reported to have drifted off the roadways.
A few tips for staying safe out on the roadways: Check your tires to make sure you have adequate tread on your tires and check the tire pressure and always steer into the skid to regain control of the vehicle. Also take things slow and avoid sharp movements.
Temperatures are going to sit around the 30 degree mark for the rest of the evening , with breezy east winds gusting to 20 mph. The winds will drop wind chills into the middle 20’s throughout the day.
By Sunday, we are going to slowly transition toward dry and partly sunny conditions, with highs in the middle 30’s. Sunday night will bring clear skies which will help us easily transition into a mostly quiet week ahead. We’ll stay in the 30’s with more sunshine throughout early next week.
Late in the week, is where we might get to see more chances for wet weather in the forecast. There will be more cloud coverage, and then a slight chance for snow showers are present starting Thursday and will last into Saturday.