FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Our mid-January snowstorm started to fall around Noon today in Freeport and after an hour and a half, this is what the city is starting to look like.
The national weather service out of the Quad Cities predicts 6-8 inches for our region with heavier amounts just north of us. Snowfall is predicted to last until around 5am, but as we all know, that can change. (See Weather Central for updates.) The snow could be heavy at times. Patchy blowing snow after 1am. Saturday, a 50 percent chance of snow, mainly before 11am. Patchy blowing snow between 8am and 11am.
There’s a little sense of people being in a hurry out there right now, so slow down, take your time, turn your headlights on and don’t take a chance even if you think you can make it. Snow is falling rapidly and it’s sticking so the roads are going to be slick in spots.
As a reminder, the city of Freeport has declared a snow emergency effective today and will be in effect for 72 hours. If you’re unsure of what that means, visit Freeport News Network or Today In the Port for the article.
A Winter Storm Warning is also in effect, issued today at 10:00 a.m Central and goes thru January 19 at Noon.
For more weather updates and the latest local and regional news, stay tuned.