Early Season Winter Storm With Big Snow Possible for Northern Illinois This Weekend
Get your shovels ready, We could get walloped with snow this weekend.
Don't say we didn't warn you. The National Weather service says there is a 62% chance we could see heavy wet snow Sunday night.
How much? 4 or more inches of what is often referred to as heart attack snow could hit the Stateline as an early season Winter storm barrels down upon us. Heart attack snow is generally a heavy wet snow.
The National Weather service says that precipitation may begin as early as late Saturday night, with a rain-snow mix across northwest and north central Illinois and rain elsewhere.
Precipitation may change to all snow from west to east Sunday night, with the potential for several inches of accumulation before ending early Monday morning. Strong gusty north winds will also develop. At this time, it appears that areas northwest of the I-55 corridor across northern Illinois have the greatest potential for significant accumulation. However, the exact track of the storm remains uncertain, so remain alert for further updates.
So who is most likely to get the bigger snowfall?
- DeKalb stands a 62% chance
- Dixon stands a 58% chance
- Rockford and Oregon have a 55% chance
Winds could turn the snow into blowing snow which could make travel even more hazardous Late Sunday night into Monday morning.