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Winter Storm Warning
3:06 PM Sunday
Here’s the latest update on the quick hitting moderate to heavy snow tonight into Monday morning. The heaviest snow rates will be overnight through early Monday before easing in intensity quickly Monday morning. Patchy blowing snow is likely in open areas tonight into early Monday.
There will likely be significant impacts to the Monday morning commute due to snow covered roads. By mid-late morning Monday, any snow is likely to be light, though freezing drizzle is possible. As winds pick back up and temperatures drop Monday afternoon, blowing snow will be possible again.
Things are about to get messy outside later on.
Snow will spread over the area tonight and be heavy at times into the overnight, especially along/north of I-80. Impacts will result to the Monday morning commute.
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST MONDAY... ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY HAS EXPIRED... * WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow tonight with freezing drizzle and blowing snow likely at times Monday. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 8 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected. * WHERE...Winnebago and Boone counties. * WHEN...from 6 PM this evening to 6 PM CST Monday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
The frigid cold for this coming week continues in the forecast.
From late Tuesday through early Thursday, brutally cold temperatures and potentially life threatening wind chills will be the rule across northern Illinois and northwest Indiana. During the coldest period from Tuesday night through Wednesday night, wind chills are expected to fall below -40 degrees in many locations. Starting Tuesday morning, actual temperatures will not climb above the single digits until Friday afternoon