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Winter storm to bring heavy snow from the Plains to New England through Monday

A storm system in the central U.S. will push east setting the stage for a widespread precipitation event across the central and eastern U.S. through Monday. A wide swath of accumulating snow is forecast from Nebraska to New England. Just to the south of this area of snow, freezing rain is possible. Gusty winds and blowing snow could lead to blizzard conditions for parts of the Midwest.
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Current Conditions

Ogle County

Zone Forecast

  • Today Windy...snow. Blowing and drifting snow with visibility one quarter mile or less at times in the afternoon. Snow may be heavy at times. Snow accumulation of 4 to 6 inches. Highs around 30. Then temperatures falling into the lower 20s by evening. Northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 100 percent.
  • Tonight Cloudy with snow showers early in the evening...then cloudy with chance of snow showers late in the evening. Partly cloudy after midnight. Blowing and drifting snow with visibility one quarter mile or less at times in the evening...then patchy blowing and drifting snow after midnight. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Total snow accumulation 10 to 14 inches. Blustery. Lows zero to 4 above. Wind chills as low as zero to 10 below zero. North winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph in the evening decreasing to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
  • Monday Mostly sunny. Highs 12 to 16. Wind chills as low as 5 below to 15 below zero. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming west in the afternoon.
  • Monday Night Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light snow. Lows 3 to 7 above. Wind chills as low as zero to 10 below zero. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
  • Tuesday Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light snow in the morning. Highs in the mid 20s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
  • Tuesday Night Snow likely. Some snow accumulation possible. Lows 15 to 19. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
  • Wednesday Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light snow. Highs around 20.
  • Wednesday Night Partly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows 3 to 7 below.
  • Thursday And Thursday Night Mostly clear. Highs 10 to 14. Lows zero to 4 below.
  • Friday And Friday Night Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 20s. Lows 13 to 17.
  • Saturday Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 30s.