Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

Several inches of snow falls on parts of the Rochester region

A commuter train pulls into the La Salle Street station under a heavy snow fall early Friday Feb. 9 2018 in Chicago. The National Weather Service issued winter-weather warnings and advisories across the upper Midwest. The snow that began falling late Th Several inches of snow falls on parts of the Rochester region
Melinda Barton | 09 February, 2018, 12:38

While not the coldest day on record, the amount of snow expected to fall in the next 24 hours is a cause for concern. Some heavier bursts will occur, but the primary theme is that it's just going to keep snowing. Dry air to the north will undercut snow totals, so there may be locations in the northern portion of our viewing area that see hardly any snow at all. "Heavy mixed precipitation" is expected across the state, as well as ice accumulation that could create hazardous, slippery conditions in the evening.

National Weather Service forecasters last night issued a "Winter Storm Watch" and say light snow will start falling over the region overnight tonight, picking up in intensity and form through Wednesday evening.

The barrage of snow continues across southern Wisconsin as we track our next round of accumulating snowfall.

We already have five inches of snow on the ground but a whole more is coming on Friday.

A man walks along the ice-covered south pier Thursday. Feb. 8 2018 in St. Joseph Mich

Stay with FOX 47 for updates throughout the day and night on the snow and conditions.

Thursday Afternoon into Friday Morning.A stronger weather system will impact the state Thursday afternoon into Friday morning. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23.

Northern Illinois University is canceling classes and university offices are closed for Friday, Feb. 9.at all locations, but events to commemorate Feb. 14, 2008 will continue as scheduled. "We'll see more snow Thursday night into Friday (could be 3-6") and another several inches could fall from Sat. PM to Sun. AM. By mid- afternoon, temperatures were still in the 20s inland, and low to mid 30s near the coast.

The heavy rate of snow will also clog streets and highways in the Interstate 80, 90 and 94 corridors in the Midwest, AccuWeather said. Highs will rise almost 5° more tomorrow afternoon and will climb near 27° in Lafayette.