****WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY THROUGH TONIGHT FOR LEE COUNTY
****WINTER STORM WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT FOR WHITESIDE COUNTY
A potent clipper system will produce a widespread moderate snowfall this afternoon into this evening. The snow is expected to begin just before noon and last through the early evening. Total accumulations of 3-6″ are likely with isolated higher amounts possible, especially south. This will be a light/fluffy snow due to the bitterly cold temperatures that continue to hang tough. The colder temperatures will also allow the snow to quickly accumulate on the roads, so leave extra time to reach your destinations.
Speaking of cold, if you thought the past few days have been frigid wait until you see this weekend. Downright dangerous cold and even more dangerous wind chills are likely Saturday through the early part of next week. We’ll likely see more advisories issued for these wind chill values that will constantly be well below zero at times.