Rockford Scanner™: Possible Icy Conditions During The Morning Commute



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Freezing drizzle continues to be reported early this morning. Many road surfaces are treated, and therefore impacts have mainly been limited to elevated surfaces. Freezing drizzle remains possible this morning and again later this evening. Allow extra travel time and be extra cautious, and this includes when walking on sidewalks and parking lots.


Expect some light snow or freezing rain Thursday morning. Freezing rain will likely be confined to areas along and south of US Highway 24. Light snow is favored south of Interstate 80, but may spread north through the Chicago metro area as well. Stay tuned for any forecast changes.


A storm system will move through the plains and to the northeast this weekend. A round of accumulating snow with gusty winds is expected across the region Friday night into Saturday, possibly significant amounts. Stay tuned as this storm gets closer, for any changes in the forecast track, but be prepared for winter weather again this weekend. Lake effect snow will be possible later Saturday into Sunday once this storm moves to the east coast.


As of near 9 p.m., there have been a few drizzle reports near Rockford, and a handful of glazing reports in upstream Iowa and Wisconsin. In northern Illinois and northwest Indiana, this potential for freezing drizzle will increase into early overnight. Patches to areas of glaze are expected with at least some impacts to the morning commute. Allow extra travel time and be extra cautious, and this includes when walking on sidewalks and parking lots. The chance for freezing drizzle lowers some Tuesday afternoon but looks to increase again after sunset.


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