If you woke up early enough this morning, you woke up to snow-covered roads in spots. The good news is that the plow drivers are continuing to work hard to ensure the roads are cleared off. Many side streets were the last to get plowed, as the main streets needed to get done first.
A Dense Fog Advisory is also in effect until 3 p.m. Friday for Lee and DeKalb Counties in Illinois due to dense fog in those areas. Visibilities are down to less than a mile, as temperatures remain above freezing just enough for the fog to form.
Good news is that for a majority of Friday, we'll be dry until just after the p.m. commute. This is when the final round of snow from this system will arrive in the Stateline. This time it will pack a bit more of a punch because it has a slightly higher snowfall potential.
Our current thoughts are around the latter half of the commute, around dinnertime this evening, it'll start as a rain/snow mix because temperatures will remain above freezing. But as the night goes on, this will eventually turn to all snow. Once this happens, the heavier snowfall rates will occur at times.
The peak intensity for the snow will be anytime after 7-8 p.m. and continue through the overnight hours. Slick and snow covered roads will once again become a factor once the snow arrives. This is why a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued, ahead of the final round of snow.
The Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect at 6 p.m. Friday for Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Ogle, Lee and DeKalb Counties in Illinois along with Rock and Walworth Counties in Wisconsin. This band of snow will fall at more moderate to heavy rates compared to the first two rounds the Stateline got with this system.
Thinking most of us will see between 3-5" of snow when all is said and done. Isolated amounts of 6" or a tad higher also can't be ruled out either. The bulk of this snow will fall this late evening through early Saturday morning. The afternoon and evening on Saturday will be dry but overcast.
Stay tuned to the 23 Storm Team as we continue to monitor the final round of snow from this system on-air, online and on the 23 Storm Team Mobile App.