Monday, January 25, 2016
Slick Monday Evening Commute
5:40pm Update: Light snow is currently falling at the WTVO studio west of downtown Rockford. I've also received a report of sleet falling in Roscoe.
Surface low pressure is now moving into Northwest Illinois and Northeast Iowa. To the east of the low, temperatures are above freezing. But in Southern Wisconsin and Northwest Illinois temperatures have cooled down near freezing.
This has caused the precipitation that has been falling to fall as either freezing rain, sleet or light snow. I've received several reports of roads, sidewalks and driveways becoming slick in and around Freeport due to the light freezing rain.
A little sleet could mix in with the light drizzle closer to Rockford over the next couple of hours.
Take it slow on the drive Monday evening. Eventually this mix will transition over to light snow after Midnight. Minor accumulations are possible by Tuesday morning which could make Tuesday morning's commute slick as well.