BELOIT—Stateline Area residents will have to bundle up as freezing temperatures are expected to follow the latest bout of snow.
Patchy blowing snow is expected today and there is a slight chance of some flurries this afternoon.
In Beloit, the city received about four inches of snowfall overnight on Wednesday into the morning on Thursday.
Beloit Department of Public Works Streets Supervisor Bruce Slagowski said a full plow was in effect for the city.
“The accumulation turned out to be a little more than expected in combination with the wind,” Slagowski said. “We’re dealing with it the way it is. It’s been standard operations for us so far.”
In preparation for the extreme cold temperatures expected tonight, Slagowski said DPW crews worked to switch over the city’s well-known beet juice-brine mixture to help ensure roads remain treated in the cold.
Snow removal operations will continue into Thursday and into the morning on Friday, Slagowski said.
As of 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, the Beloit Police Department reported one vehicle runoff in the area of McKinley Avenue and Newark Road that resulted in no injuries, command staff said.
The Town of Beloit Police Department responded to five minor vehicle crashes and runoffs in the area of Riverside Drive/Bayliss Avenue and the Newark Road bridge.
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office reported multiple crashes and vehicle runoffs into ditches across the county. Non-injury crashes were reported in the 9400 block of West Highway 14 in Avalon; Highway 11 and W. Beloit Street in Orfordville; and Highway 11 and County Road G in the Town of Rock.
High temperatures today will be around 13 degrees with northwest winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 20 percent.
Tonight temperatures will sink to 9 degrees below zero with northwest winds up to 10 mph. Wind chill readings will be between 12 below zero to 22 below zero.
No warm-up is seen for Friday as highs will be around 13 degrees with west winds up to 5 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon. Wind chill readings will range from 12 below to 22 below zero in the morning.
Friday night will bring lows around 8 degrees.
Saturday will bring a 40% chance of light snow and temperatures will rise to about the mid-30s.
There is a 30% chance of light snow around midnight. Lows will be in the lower 20s.
There is a chance of flurries Sunday morning with highs in the mid 30s.
There is a 20% chance of light snow after midnight Sunday.
Monday will bring a chance of light snow, possibly mixed with rain in the morning, then chance of light rain in the afternoon. High temperatures will be around 40. The chance of precipitation is about 50 percent.
Monday night will bring a 50 percent chance of light rain, possibly mixed with snow. Lows will be around 30.
There is another chance of light snow Tuesday morning and possibly snow mixed with rain in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid-30s. The chance of precipitation is 30%.