Portions of the Midwest, including Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin and Eastern Iowa, can expect a nice snowy scene by the end of the weekend. A quick hitting system will move through the region today bringing with it upwards of 4.0″ of snow.
The National Weather Service has put out winter weather advisories in advance of this system for the accumulation of snow on grassy surfaces but also on roadways making travel difficult at times today. This region hasn’t seen much snow yet this season so go ahead and brush up on winter driving habits and be sure to take it slow and give yourself plenty of extra time to get wherever you need to go.
By the time Monday morning rolls around most of the snow will be out of the area but temperatures are expected to dip below freezing so any wet spots on the roads are likely to freeze over forming black ice. Unfortunately this will be just in time for the Monday morning commute. If you can, leave a little bit later in the morning to avoid those slick spots but if you must head out, take is slow and don’t rush.
Behind this cold, we’re expect a big blast of cold air to move in dropping temperatures into the teens and twenties by the middle of this week. Any snow that falls will likely stick around for awhile. Especially in the shaded areas.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Andy Stein