Winter storm forecast Saturday for Roscoe and Rockton
The National Weather Service forecasts heavy snow beginning very early Saturday, when we hope you're still asleep. They predict 5 to 9 inches by 1 p.m. Saturday, when the warning ends.
The Village of Roscoe has announced:
So this is officially ridiculous.
The NWS has announced, in all-caps:
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 1 PM CDT SATURDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches. North to northwest winds gusting as high as 35 mph.
* WHERE...Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake IL and Ogle Counties.
* WHEN...From 4 AM to 1 PM CDT Saturday.
* IMPACTS...Roads will become snow covered and travel will become difficult for a period early Saturday morning during the period of heaviest snow. The combination of heavy wet snow and gusty winds may result in downed tree limbs and sporadic power outages.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow rates up to 2 inches per hour are
likely late tonight into mid-morning Saturday. The expected heavy, wet nature of the snow will make shoveling hazardous.
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
The Village of Roscoe adds:
Please remove all vehicles from Village streets to allow for safe snow removal, watch for plow trucks, and please drive safely.
Kids are out running track, and now it's going to snow. C'mon!
Weekend weather: Friday, Mar 24 - Sunday, Mar 26
Heavy snow, with a high of 38 and low of 27 degrees. Blizzard in the morning, overcast in the afternoon, cloudy in the evening, heavy snow overnight.High: 38° Low: 27° with a 34% chance of snow.
Fog, with a high of 38 and low of 26 degrees. Mist in the morning, fog in the afternoon, freezing fog during the evening, cloudy overnight.High: 38° Low: 26° with a 0% chance of rain.
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