Winter weather sets in with frosty temps, snow chances

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BELOIT - After a snowy Monday, Stateline residents may want to gather around the fireplace for the next few days as the chill is on.

Today's high temperatures are only expected to reach around 19 degrees with northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. Low temperatures tonight will be around 5 degrees with south winds up to 10 mph. This morning, wind chill readings were around 5 degrees below zero in the Stateline area.

Snowfall readings at the Chicago-Rockford International Airport were at 3.6 inches Monday, and the snowy roadways caused several accidents in the area.

Wednesday's high temperature will only reach the mid 20s and there is a 30% chance of light snow in the afternoon. Lows Wednesday night will be around 18 and the chance of snow increases to 60%.

Thursday's high temperature will be in the lower 30s and the low temperature Thursday night will be around 17 degrees.

Friday will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 30s. Low temperatures Friday night will be around 19 degrees.

Saturday will see highs in the mid 30s and low temperatures Saturday night will be in the mid 20s. There is a 20% chance of light snow after midnight.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light rain and snow. High temperatures will be in the upper 30s. Lows Sunday night will be in the mid 20s.

According to Beloit Public Works Operations Director Jodine Saunders, Beloit saw four inches of snowfall.

Plows were out in full force on Monday and will be out again today clearing the last of the residential areas.

Saunders said the cold temps make it harder to clear snow once it's been compacted by vehicles. To combat that issue, Saunders said plow crews will spray more of the city's de-icing beet juice concoction, something that's usually reserved for January and February once the area hits its annual deep freeze.

"We'll be out today and see if using that mixture will help clear up some of that snow that's turned into compacted ice," Saunders said.

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