ROCKFORD (WREX) – Just when we thought we were done, snow showers may pop up one more time this spring. You’ll want to monitor the forecast closely if you have travel plans, especially if going north for part of the weekend.
A potent storm system moves in Saturday morning, driving rain showers and much colder air into the region. We’ll see rainy weather for much of the morning and afternoon. Temperatures will be ton colder and in the 40’s.
This storm has a lot of colder air within it, therefore snow showers are likely across central and southern Wisconsin. Those areas will likely see accumulations, so keep this in mind if making travel plans this weekend. Some locations closer to Madison and Milwaukee may get up to 6″ or more.
Northern Illinois is extremely close to the cutoff between no accumulation and some snowfall. Any change in the storm track will have big impacts on our area. For now, areas north of I-90 and US 20 may see an inch or more. South of those highways, barely any snow mixes in.
For now, the Wisconsin/Illinois border is about where the cutoff is for heavier snow accumulations, with the exception of far northeastern Illinois near Woodstock and Waukegan. Those areas could see higher amounts of snow.
The farther north you move, the more likely you’ll run into snow sticking to the roads. If the storm wiggles southward, the chances for higher amounts of accumulating snow rise in our area.
Monitor the forecast closely going into the weekend. The 13 Weather Authority will keep you up to speed on the latest developments. The wet weather looks to finish around midnight, with dry and cool weather on Sunday. Temperatures will likely stay in the 40’s for the end of the weekend.
Next week, rain showers may fall every day or nearly every day through Thursday. Get ready for a lot more rain to come!