2:15 pm Update: A second band of snow has developed and will continue to move through the remainder of the afternoon. Temperatures are slightly cooler than what they were early this morning so we may be able to fluff up an additional inch or two. Roads may become slick tonight once the temperature drops, especially with some of the slush we now have around. Take it easy if you're out this evening or early tomorrow morning.
(1:14:17 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS LOT: NE Roscoe [Winnebago Co, IL] trained spotter reports SNOW of M2.0 INCH at 01:11 PM CST --
(1:25:32 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS LOT: 4 NW Rockford [Winnebago Co, IL] co-op observer reports SNOW of M1.3 INCH at 01:25 PM CST -- 1 inch on ground. water equivalent 0.28.
(10:59:50 AM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS MKX: Edgerton [Rock Co, WI] trained spotter reports SNOW of M4.0 INCH at 10:35 AM CST -- storm total snow. 1.8 inches fell in the past hour. moderate snow currently falling. snow covered roads.
(9:24:12 AM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS LOT: Dixon [Lee Co, IL] emergency mngr reports SLEET of U0.00 INCH at 09:22 AM CST -- rain changing to sleet
9:15 am Update: Snow is falling and sticking to roads west of Rockford in Monroe, Freeport and Forreston. A mix of sleet/snow/rain is occurring in Rockford with rain still falling in Rochelle. If the transition hasn't occurred yet it soon will. I've received several reports of heavy snow falling in Freeport with traffic moving slowly on Rt. 26 through Cedarville.
A mix of sleet and snow has already begun for Monroe, Freeport and Forreston early this morning as a second low pressure system moves just to the south of Rockford. Further north and west the snow has been falling where reports of 1" to 4" have already occurred back in Iowa. As this second low moves east of Chicago mid-morning the cold air will continue to move in changing any drizzle or a sleet/drizzle/snow mix over to all snow around 9am/10am. Once the snow starts to fall, it will increase in intensity through Noon before tapering off by 5pm. A heavy, wet snow will fall initial until the temperature drops below 32°. Winds will also increase as the snow occurs which will reduce visibility for a time late this morning and early afternoon.