ROCKFORD (WREX) – Tonight, we will be mostly quiet, but we will keep some of the lingering chance for some snow showers and freezing drizzle. I also do not want to rule out the chance for some fog to linger around causing visibility to limited on the roadways. Otherwise, we are mostly cloudy for the night with temperatures sitting in the lower 20’s.
Sunday’s light snowfall should keep us around average for the winter as a whole. We went from having barely any snow in December to heaping helpings in January. This is something to take note of because the National Weather Service still has numerous Flood Advisories and Warnings out as we have more precipitation rolling in for the week ahead.
The National Weather Service has already issued a Winter Weather Advisories for Winnebago, Ogle, Lee, and Boone counties that last until Tuesday at 4 PM. However, Stephenson County has a Winter Weather Warning until 6 PM on Tuesday for heavy snow and the potential for very difficult and hazardous travel.
As Monday begins, the chance at freezing drizzle starts the day, but besides a small threat, we are not expecting too much for precipitation for the earlier part of Monday, but the chance is still there. The biggest threat will come at night when the system finally set up after moving into the area during the afternoon. We can expect mostly moderate snowfall for Monday into Tuesday. We’ll are expecting to pick up around 3 to 6 inches of snow in total. Drive safely as snow accumulates on the roadways!
More snow is possible on Valentine’s Day and Friday. Temperatures drop back into the 20’s for Wednesday and the rest of the week.
The good news is that we will see quieter and drier weather coming up next weekend. However, cold and breezier conditions will follow.