Thursday’s Afternoon Commute Could Be Effected By Wet Snow
Most of the ice from the last snowstorm is starting to melt but the remainder could be covered with fresh snow by tomorrow night.
As of this article, a Winter Weather Advisory has not been put into effect for northern Illinois. However, that does not mean we're in the clear, at least for now. After lunchtime, tomorrow things could look like a winter wonderland once again as a combination of rain and snow is expected to make an appearance throughout northern Illinois. The National Weather Service in Chicago is already advising residents to "prepare for possible travel impacts, including possible longer evening commute."
This looks to overlap with the late afternoon/early evening commute for some, including for Rockford and parts of the Chicago metro.
Temperatures look like they will rest above freezing but there shouldn't be too much of a problem on the roads. But, there is a possibility the snowfall could be fluffier than expected.
So, according to National Weather Service (Chicago) here is what to expect:
Rain changing to wet snow from west to east in northern Illinois in the afternoon
1-2 hour period of heavier snow possible for areas near and northwest of I-55
Some accumulation, especially north of I-80 and away from downtown Chicago
Up to a few inches are even possible north and northwest of Chicagoland.
There are no weather-related cancellations in the Rockford/northern Illinois area as of now but situations could always change. For now, allow extra time and be careful on the roads.