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Snow moves through Rockford area overnight

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ROCKFORD (WREX) -

Morning commutes could be a bit slow around the stateline Friday morning due to overnight snowfall.

Initial forecasts called for three to six inches around the area, with preliminary totals in the two to four inch range. Despite the decreased amount of accumulation, many area communities remain under snow emergency ordinances to ease the clearing of the roads.

  • Rockford
    • Odd/Even Parking in effect - Cars should be parked on the even side of the street by 8 a.m. on Friday, February 22
  • Machesney Park - Until 4 p.m. Friday
    • All parked cars must be off the streets during the snow emergency
    • The snow emergency may be extended, depending on the amount of snow and when the snowfall ends
  • City of Beloit - Until 12 p.m. Friday
    • No vehicles may be parked or left standing on city streets. Cars may be parked in designated snow emergency lots
  • Dixon
    • Ordinance in effect when more than two inches of snow on the street between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.
    • Odd/Even Parking rules
    • Odd/Even rules do not apply to Central Business District. No parking allowed in Central Business District, including parking lots, between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Pecatonica
    • Odd/Even Parking in effect - Cars should be parked on the even side of the street by 8 a.m. on Friday, February 22
  • Freeport
    • Winter Parking Regulations in effect for 48 hours, beginning at 3 a.m. Friday morning

As of 6:45 a.m., Rock Cty. Christian Schools are closed. For a full list of closings, visit our Closings and Delays page. Stay up to date on the latest forecast on our Weather page, and search "WREX weather" in the App Store or Google Play Store, download our free 13 ExacTrack weather app, and track the snow from the palm of your hand through your iOS or Android device.

Here's the latest forecast from the 13 Weather Authority Team:

Winter Weather Advisory for all locations through Friday evening. The heaviest of the snow is behind us, but it has left a mess on many of the roadways. Expect a longer and slower commute this morning as road crews work to clear the streets. Blowing and drifting snow will be an issue all morning with some periods of light snow/freezing drizzle possible. Highs this afternoon climb to 33 degrees. Tonight a few light flurries are possible under a cloudy sky. Overnight lows drop to near 20 and rebound to the upper 20s for tomorrow's highs. Quiet weather is anticipated for tomorrow and Sunday with highs in the 20s. Lows around 10 degrees. Another potent winter system will arrive late Monday and last through early Wednesday. There is a chance of several more inches of snow. We'll fine tune this forecast after we get through the snow falling now. -Greg

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