Get out those shovels, or maybe not. Another round of snow will impact the Stateline on Sunday. However, our area will be on the northern fringe of this system. What does that mean? For starters, our snowfall totals will be light! Thanks to the track of this system—through the southern Plains and Ohio Valley—the significant snow accumulations will occur in Missouri, central Illinois, and central Indiana. In fact, moderate to heavy snow will fall in a 1,500-mile swath from Denver all the way to Pittsburgh through Monday night!
In Rockford, we’ll have a dry, northeast wind which will help keep the atmosphere from saturating quickly on Sunday morning. Also, thunderstorms are forecast for the Mid-South into the Southeast, drawing a lot of the energy and moisture far away from our area.
Windy Conditions Expected
FutureTrack Snow Forecast
Snowflakes will begin to fly as early as the pre-dawn hours of Sunday, especially southwest of Rockford in the Sauk Valley. Mid-to-late morning through early evening is our time frame for accumulating snow. Generally, we will pick up 1 to 2 inches across the area. Totals will be on the lighter side near and north of the Illinois-Wisconsin border (including metro Rockford). Janesville and Monroe will be hard-pressed to even see 1 inch! The further south you travel, including the Interstate 88 corridor, the better chance you have for picking up closer to 2 inches. South of Interstate 88, there will be a few isolated pockets of 2+ inches. If your travels take you even further south into Peoria, Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Springfield, St. Louis, or Indianapolis, accumulations of 6 to 12 inches can be expected.
While snowfall totals will be on the light side, a gusty northeast wind will create some blowing and drifting on rural roads and in open areas. Gusts of 30 to 35mph are likely. Lingering light snow showers or flurries are possible Sunday night through Monday. Additional accumulation will be very light, if any.
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