Snow in the Forecast … here are the forecasts for comparison viewed at 11:30 a.m. CST:
National Weather Service:
This Afternoon: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 28 by 5pm. Breezy, with a south southwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Tonight: Scattered flurries before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Breezy, with a west wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Friday: A 40 percent chance of snow after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 30. West wind between 10 and 15 mph.
Tracy Butler on Channel 7 (ABC7CHICAGO.COM):
By end of Thursday … All total will not be greater than 2 inches with the greater amounts out near Rockford.
Friday … less than one inch accumulation.
Accumulations will remain in the 1 to 2 inch range…with the heaviest amounts expected across the northern tier counties including the greater Rockford area.