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Messy Commute, Some River Flooding Expected This Morning

National Weather Service

The winter storm is winding down, but you can still expect some challenges on the roads this morning. Monday’s sleet, snow, and high winds have dissipated. But temperatures that have fallen overnight have created patchy slippery spots on roadways.

Temperatures will continue to fall to just below freezing throughout the day. Flood warnings have also been issued for communities all along the Illinois River.

The National Weather Service reported between 1 and 3.5 inches of heavy, wet sleet across northern Illinois Monday. Winds also caused issues in some areas, with the highest gust reported in Waukegan, at 53 mph.

Check out IDOT Winter Road Conditions before you hit the road this morning.

There are still scattered power outages across the region, according to Com Ed.


Beloit: A snow emergency will take effect today at 7 a.m. and last until 3 p.m. During the declaration, vehicles parked or standing on a City street is prohibited and subject to fines or towing. Park vehicles in a driveway or in an approved off-street parking lot.

Rockford: A snow emergency declaration began at 7 p.m. Monday night. It will be in effect until it is no longer deemed necessary. Beginning at 8:00 a.m. today, vehicles shall be parked on the odd numbered side of the street.

Susan is an award-winning reporter/writer at her favorite radio station. She's also WNIJ's Perspectives editor, Under Rocks contributor, and local host of All Things Considered.