Thursday, December 22, 2016

Winter Weather Advisory

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Green County in Southern Wisconsin and Jo Daviess County in Northwest Illinois beginning Friday morning and lasting through Friday evening.  Winter Weather Advisories extend north and northwest through Iowa and Wisconsin where heavier snow is expected to fall. 

The timing of the snow isn't the greatest with many finishing up last minute Christmas shopping or trying to get to their Christmas destinations.  Dry air initially may delay the onset of the snow over Northern Illinois, but anticipate light snow to develop after Noon.  Accumulations should remain on the lighter end with roughly 1" to 2" inches falling from Rockford to Belvidere and down through Mt. Morris to Genoa.  A mixture of snow and rain is possible during the afternoon south of Rochelle, while snow totals closer to 2" to 3" from Freeport to Monroe to north of Janesville can be expected.

Be careful if traveling west on Highway 20 into Iowa or north on I-39/90 into Wisconsin Friday afternoon.  Roads, especially the lesser traveled roads, could become snow covered by the afternoon.  Snow will be coming to an end Friday night with drier skies expected Saturday.

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