A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Rock and Walworth counties in southern Wisconsin and for Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Ogle, Lee and DeKalb counties in northern Illinois beginning early Saturday morning. A mix of sleet & snow is likely tonight with little accumulation with freezing rain developing by Saturday afternoon.
After finishing the 8th coldest year on record in Rockford, Mother Nature has decided to start the first full week of the new year off with some very cold air. It's going to be a one, two, three punch over the next week with the first round coming this weekend.
As was discussed in an earlier blog post (read it here), a winter storm is set to take shape across the Plains and Midwest. That will be followed by bitter cold for the start of school next week, followed up by another bout of snow and then more cold!
Travel will become impacted throughout Saturday, especially if we receive more freezing rain than just rain. So keep that in mind if you're going to be out.
Another round of snow is expected Monday night and Tuesday with a clipper system. This, too, has the potential for accumulating snowfall which will only aid in Wednesday's extreme cold! High temperatures on Wednesday will only be 3° with winds chills down to -25° during the day! Thankfully it won't last as we'll get back into the upper 20's by the end of the week.