Published: Sat, March 24, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Storm forecast to bring up to 9 inches of snow to Illinois

Storm forecast to bring up to 9 inches of snow to Illinois

"Anytime you get a weather advisory watch or winter storm watch, it's always best to stay off the roads, cause it's harder to see, especially when it's dark, we don't have a lot of streetlights out in the county", said Scott County Engineer, Jon Burgstrum.

A moisture-laden heavy wet snow is expected to spread into our area from the west later tonight, making travel very hard, as the snow adds up and complicated by strengthening east winds gusting over 30 miles per hour. Ice accumulations could also be possible.

It is likely that while several inches of snowfall may occur near the Mississippi River in southwestern Wisconsin through Saturday morning, little or no snow may occur east of Richland Center and Monroe.

Dry easterly winds over southern Wisconsin will block the eastward edge of the snow, resulting in a very sharp cut-off from west to east over southwestern and southern Wisconsin.

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Counties in the winter storm watch include Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Renville, Swift and Yellow Medicine.

Snowfall rates could be 1"+ per hour at times early Saturday".

Where it occurs in significant amounts, this will be a moisture-laden heavy wet snow, hard to move, and along with strong easterly winds gusting over 30 miles per hour causing very hazardous travel conditions.

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