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Wednesday morning’s chill just a preview of major cold still to come

Season’s first sub-zero temperatures possible as weekend commences
Updated: 7 hours ago

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - After a remarkably benign start to 2021, the Stateline was dealt a few potent meteorological blows from Mother Nature over the past 24 hours. First, it was a brief shot of heavy snow Tuesday evening, followed immediately by a punch of much colder arctic air that sent the snow blowing and drifting over our roadways, and allowing temperatures to crash. When all was said and done, the Stateline awoke to some of the coldest temperatures of the season, with the entire region having dropped into the single digits for just the third time all winter long!

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Updated: 7 hours ago
Headshot of Mark Henderson, Chief Meteorologist

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - After a remarkably benign start to 2021, the Stateline was dealt a few potent meteorological blows from Mother Nature over the past 24 hours. First, it was a brief shot of heavy snow Tuesday evening, followed immediately by a punch of much colder arctic air that sent the snow blowing and drifting over our roadways, and allowing temperatures to crash. When all was said and done, the Stateline awoke to some of the coldest temperatures of the season, with the entire region having dropped into the single digits for just the third time all winter long!

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