Snowfall is here, accumulations certain and the cold follows

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The time has come. Snow is beginning to move into the Stateline with the heaviest snow falling overnight and early Monday, which is Veteran's Day 2019.

TIMING: Now through Monday morning. It will be done by lunch time and have impacts on the Morning a.m. commute.

SNOWFALL POTENTIAL: If you look in the graphics below, thinking most spots in the region will see 3-5". Smaller amounts north of Rockford into Wisconsin and higher amounts south and east of Rockford. Those spots could see isolated amounts of 6", especially locations closer to the Chicagoland area.

IMPACTS: Be sure to take it slow on the roads and allow extra time if you will be heading out in the morning. While it's still early in the season, the roads are now cold enough where the snow is likely to stick to roads and cause slick spots. Could be some icy spots as well as temperatures tomorrow will drop to record-breaking levels. These temperatures will continue through Tuesday.

Following the snow will be the record-breaking cold that looks to stick around for Veteran's Day Monday and Tuesday. With that, many records look to be broken or at least tied going through those two days. These include the coldest high temperatures and record low temperatures for both Monday and Tuesday.

Depending on how much snow falls on Veteran's Day Monday, this year could be the snowiest Veteran's Day on record along with the coldest one. Be sure to bundle up in layers especially Monday evening and Tuesday morning because wind chills will be at or below 0°. Stay safe everyone!