(10:00PM - Friday 4/1/22) A storm system moving through the region will bring a minor accumulating snowfall to portions of Northern Illinois, early Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon.
A weak and fast moving storm system tracking from the Plains today will move through the Midwest and Great Lakes on Saturday, and then into the Northeast on Sunday. This storm system will bring a minor accumulating snowfall to portions of the region and state, early Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon.
Early Saturday Morning - Early Saturday afternoon, April 2nd ~ Snow Event:
As this storm system moves through the region on Saturday, it will be accompanied by an area of precipitation. While much of the state will see rain showers on Saturday, given colder temperatures in place and the dynamics involved, snow is expected across far Northern Illinois. Snow will first enter far Northwest Illinois very early Saturday morning. Snow will then spread across portions of far Northern Illinois much of Saturday morning, before ending Saturday afternoon from west to east across far Northern Illinois. Snow will vary in intensity during this period, with snowfall rates of 0.5"+ an hour at times. Temperatures during this event will be marginal, making this a wet snow with some melting expected as it falls and accumulates as well. Additionally, taking the aforementioned marginal temperatures expected and spring sun angle, snow may mix with or change to rain at times later Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon.
-Final snowfall totals upwards of 1-3" is expected across portions of Northern Illinois, early Saturday morning through early Saturday afternoon. Locally higher snowfall amounts are possible in far Northwest Illinois.