The weather in northern Illinois goes from spring to winter, as snow showers return to the Stateline.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the far northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin counties, including Rockford, Freeport, Belvidere, Monroe & Beloit. The warning starts at 9PM Monday and lasts through 9AM Tuesday. A Winter Weather Advisory takes over the rest of the Stateline, beginning at 6PM Monday and lasting through 9AM Tuesday.
Snow showers will start out light overnight, with a band of heavy snow expected to set up after midnight once the atmosphere cools off enough. A strong northerly wind kicks in, gusting up to 35mph as heavy snow showers start up. The toughest travel time looks like it'll be between 3AM and 7AM. Snow looks likely to total between 4"-5" inches for Freeport, Rockford and Belvidere, with higher amounts of 6" to 8" into southern Wisconsin between Beloit and Janesville . Sauk Valley totals and east toward Rochelle and DeKalb look like they'll fall between 2"-4" inches.
The storm should be wrapping up by noon at the latest Tuesday, with dry weather throughout the afternoon. Winds remain blustery throughout Tuesday, so blowing snow and reduced visibility may remain a problem.
Stay up-to-date on the storm with the 13 Weather Authority at www.wrex.com/weather, plus track the storm as it comes in with our Interactive Radar, which also shows travel conditions. The list of closings will be updated throughout the duration of the storm at www.wrex.com/closings.