Like It Or Not, Winter-Like Weather Is Coming Tonight
We got a little preview yesterday, resulting in fender-benders to multi-car pileups. Tonight, it appears there'll be enough snowfall to make it interesting once again.
It could be worse. We could be living in Peoria, where they're looking at 4-7 inches of snow overnight. Here in the Rockford area, we should wind up with a bit over an inch.
A winter weather advisory goes into effect at 11 p.m. Thursday for Lee and DeKalb Counties. Model guidance develops a wintry mix from west to east by 9 to 11 p.m. As temperatures tumble into the lower and middle 30s, a rain and snow mix is going to transition to a wet snow.
Light snow is likely to fall along and north of I-88 for the majority of the overnight, but heavier snow could develop in bands south of I-88. This could result in as much as 2" to 4" in portions of Lee County, especially around the Amboy and Sublette area. Locally higher amounts are possible, especially closer to I-80. Some models have even dropped double-digit accumulations closer to the Quad Cities and Peoria.