Monday, January 16, 2012

Morning Commute

As Meteorologist Candice King said in a previous post, travel could be tricky tomorrow morning. Although the radar is still looking pretty quiet at this time, a deepening area of low pressure in western Illinois will continue to pull-in moisture toward the area. Our computer models are suggesting that the heaviest precipitation will fall sometime between 5am and noon, just in time to make your morning commute slippery! When the precipitation first begins, we could see some minor ice accumulations with light freezing rain. This will quickly change over to snow by about 6am. Right now it looks like 2-3" of snow will fall in most spots, with a few areas to the north of Rockford seeing 4". The snow on top of any ice accumulation will make things deceptively slippery to both motorists and pedestrians. So please be careful out there!

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