Heavy wet snow could begin Monday night: more than six inches by Tuesday


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The National Weather Service has declared a Winter Storm Watch, which will be in effect from Tuesday, January 9, 6 a.m. until Wednesday, January 10, at 3 a.m. with total snow accumulations of 7 to 11 inches and winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

Local school closures/remote learning days (so far) for Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024: Hononegah Community High School District (remote learning day), Prairie Hill School District, Kinnikinnick School District, Shirland School District, Rockton School District, and South Beloit (snow day, to be made up at the end of the school year). Children will get time for snow play along with other educational activities.

The municipalities of South Beloit, Rockton, and Roscoe have all declared a Snow Emergency effective Tuesday 8 a.m. until noon Wednesday. Don't leave your car on the street, because snow plows are coming through. 

The NWS sayd, "A quick round of snow is expected to result in accumulations of 1 to 3 inches Monday night. A second period of heavy wet snow is possible midday Tuesday into Tuesday night. Snowfall rates in excess of 1 inch per hour are possible at times late Tuesday morning into Tuesday evening. Heavy wet snow possible.  Winds could gust in excess of 35 mph Tuesday night. Travel could be very difficult." 

South Beloit says:

As long as a snow removal event exists in any street in the city no vehicle, except emergency vehicles, shall park on any street. During snow removal events odd/even parking shall be suspended until streets are fully plowed and the snow event has been cancelled by city authorities. Any vehicle in violation shall be deemed a traffic hazard subject to immediate ticketing and/or towing. The penalty for improperly parking during a snow event shall be $75.00, and a separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues. Residents are also reminded to remove trash and recycling carts from the street.

“We take a lot of pride in clearing our roads. Please be patient with our crew and remove vehicles from roadways so we can work as cautiously and quickly as possible. Stay safe.” Steve Haas, City of South Beloit Streets Superintendent.

ComEd says:

We continue to track the severe weather in our area. We will provide updated information as often as possible. ComEd is increasing crews and necessary equipment and will be deployed to assess the damage and begin restoring power as soon as conditions are safe. Never approach a downed power line. Always assume a power line is energized and extremely dangerous. To sign up for Outage Alerts, please text ADD OUTAGE to 26633. You can also report outages at ComEd.com/Report or by using the free ComEd app

The Village of Roscoe says:

Village snow plows will be out clearing roads throughout the duration of the event and all cars need to be removed from Village roadways. Please exercise caution when driving and maintain a safe distance from all emergency vehicles.

Whitman Post Elementary School says:

In-person school has been cancelled for tomorrow... Tuesday, January 9, is a Remote Learning SNOW DAY! While teachers will send out an email on directions for the day & push out any activities by 9:00AM, we still expect our kids to have PLENTY of time to relax and enjoy playing in the snow! And since this still counts as a student attendance day, we will not need to make this day up at the end of the school year. Have a wonderful wintery day! ❄️

Hononegah High School says:

Due to the heavy snow and dangerous road conditions predicted for Tuesday, January 9th, Hononegah will move to remote learning for students. All students must check their school email accounts for Google Meet Codes to participate in virtual classes and follow the directions from each of their teachers. Students will follow the regular bell schedule during remote learning, and attendance will be taken for their online participation in all classes. Students should contact their teachers with questions and make the most of each lesson.

Weather outlook for Tuesday, Jan 9 - Saturday, Jan 13


Snow, mainly after 10pm. Low around 31. East southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

High: 34° Low: 31° 


Heavy snow, with a high of 33 and low of 32 degrees. Light snow for the morning, heavy snow for the afternoon, moderate snow overnight.

High: 33° Low: 32° with a 77% chance of snow.


Moderate snow, with a high of 30 and low of 15 degrees. Cloudy in the morning, partly cloudy for the afternoon, freezing fog in the evening, blizzard overnight.

High: 30° Low: 15° with a 17% chance of snow.


Patchy moderate snow, with a high of 29 and low of 11 degrees. Don't forget your umbrella! Light snow during the morning, overcast for the afternoon, clear during the evening, partly cloudy overnight.

High: 29° Low: 11° with a 16% chance of snow.


Cloudy, with a high of 14 and low of 4 degrees. Sunny for the morning, cloudy in the afternoon, overcast in the evening, clear overnight.

High: 14° Low: 4° with a 0% chance of rain.For more details, check out our weekly weather forecast.

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