ROCKFORD (WREX) – Several inches of snow fell in the Stateline on Saturday, prompting winter storm warnings to be issued.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for most of the Stateline region. The counties included in the warning are Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Whiteside and Winnebago in Illinois.
The warning is in effect from 10:00 a.m. Saturday and is due to expire at midnight Sunday morning. Those in the warning should expect snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches throughout the day Saturday, although the heaviest snowfall rates will occur in the afternoon and evening.
A winter weather advisory has been issued for Jo Daviess and Stephenson counties in Illinois, as well as Green, Rock and Walworth counties in Wisconsin.
The advisory is in effect for Jo Daviess and Stephenson counties beginning at 10:00 a.m. Saturday and will expire at midnight Sunday morning. The advisory for southern Wisconsin is in effect from 3 p.m. Saturday until 3 a.m. Sunday.
Areas of the advisory can expect slightly less snow accumulation than areas to the south.
Across the Stateline on Saturday, winds can blow up to 35 MPH, creating the risk of significantly reduced visibility with blowing snow and blowing snow. Many Stateline communities have already issued snow emergencies, which implement special parking restrictions to clear snow from roads.
Stay tuned to your 13 Weather Authority as the storm moves in and forecast updates are made.