Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday morning weather update

9:00am update: Moderate band of snow moving through northwest Illinois.  Temperatures continue to fall this morning with the passage of the low.  Reports of around an inch of snow have come in so far...some locations have been reporting a little sleet mixed in as well.  Several reports of slick roads have come in across northern Illinois.  The snow will continue into the afternoon before tappering to flurries by this evening.  Totals still looking to near 3" in some locations.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Green, Rock and Walworth counties until 3pm this afternoon

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Winnebago, Boone and McHenry counties through 9pm

A mixture of snow and even some freezing rain were being reported this morning as a deepening area of low pressure continues to slide south of the Stateline.  The snow will continue to overspread the region with snowfall rates up to half an inch per hour possible.  Totals still look to range between 1"-3", however, gusty northwest winds will blow around the snow throughout the day so blowing and drifting will remain a concern until this evening. 

Roadways are slick this morning and there have already been reports of blowing and drifting taking place; especially in the open areas.  Use extra caution this morning and leave yourself plenty of time to get where you need to go.

Illinois roadway conditions
Wisconsin roadway conditions

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