Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Winter Weather Advisory Wednesday Night
The reason why the radar looks like more snow is falling than what's actually reaching the ground is because a lot of what's being picked up on radar is within the cloud itself. And with drier air at the surface, a lot of that snow is evaporating before reaching the surface.
A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect for the following counties at 9pm: Carroll, Whiteside, Lee, Ogle and DeKalb.
Clouds will continue to increase through the evening Wednesday with light snow moving in between 10pm and 11pm. The snow will become a little more steady overnight and early Thursday morning.
With the cooler temperatures it shouldn't take long for the snow to accumulate on the ground and roads. And with the steadier snow bands, visibility under one mile will be possible during the early morning commute.
For counties within the advisory, snow totals between 2" to 4" will fall. North of that, including Freeport, Rockford and Belvidere totals between 1" and 2" are likely. Southern Wisconsin is only expected to receive a dusting, up to half an inch.