ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — With ten northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin counties being placed under a Severe Winter Storm Watch, municipalities are issuing snow emergencies and parking restrictions.

Green, Rock, and Walworth Counties up in southern Wisconsin, as well as Winnabago, Boone, Jo Daviess, Mchenry, Stephenson and Ogle Counties in northern Illinois under a Winter Storm Watch. Currently, that will be in effect from late tonight through Thursday afternoon. 

Lastly, our counties to the south, so Carroll, Whiteside, Lee, and Dekalb Counties, have been put under a Winter Weather Advisory. Currently, that advisory is expected to run from 3AM to 9PM Thursday.

As we inch closer to sunrise Thursday morning, Snow will likely overspread the area. While it will take a bit for roads to be impacted by the snow due to the extremely mild temperatures as of late, I would still travel with caution.

A swath of 3″-6″ will be likely in areas to the north and west of the Rochelle and Sterling areas.

Those who live south closer to I-88 and I-90 will end up on the shorter end of the accumulation stick, picking up 1″-3″.

Get updates and information here:

  • Beloit: The City of Beloit has declared a snow emergency from 6 a.m. Thursday to 2 p.m. Friday. Residents must remove their cars from city streets while crews remove snow.
  • Belvidere: The City of Belvidere has declared a snow emergency. No parking is permitted on public streets until streets are cleared.
  • Cherry Valley: The Village of Cherry Valley has issued Winter Parking Regulations to go into effect on Thursday at 6 a.m. No vehicles are allowed to park on village streets until all streets have been cleared of snow.
  • Freeport: The City of Freeport has declared a snow emergency beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday until 8 a.m. Saturday. Vehicles should be parked on the even-numbered side of the street in the City on the “even-numbered” day of the month. On “odd-numbered” days of the month, vehicles should be parked on the odd-numbered side of the street.
  • Janesville: The City of Janesville has declared a winter weather emergency beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday until 7 a.m. on Friday. All parked vehicles must be removed from city streets until plowing is complete. Failure to do so could result in a fine of $50.
  • Machesney Park: The Village of Machesney Park has declared a snow emergency, which will start at 6 a.m. Thursday. Residents are asked to remove all vehicles from the roadway until the snow has ended and contractors have cleared the roadways of snow. Violators are subject to a fine between $25 and $100.
  • Poplar Grove: A snow emergency has been declared beginning at 4 a.m. Thursday until all roadways are cleared. Vehicles not following the snow emergency could be subject to a $100 fine.
  • Rockford: The City of Rockford has declared a snow emergency effective from 5 p.m Thursday until snow is cleared. Residents must park on the odd/even side of the street corresponding with the date. Police will issue parking tickets of $60 to vehicles parked on the wrong side of the street. All vehicles must be moved by 8 a.m. the following morning until the snow emergency is no longer in effect.
  • Roscoe: The Village of Roscoe has declared a snow emergency beginning at 3 a.m. Thursday until 9 p.m. Residents must remove their vehicles from Village streets for the duration of the emergency.
  • South Beloit: The City of South Beloit has declared a snow emergency beginning Thursday at 11 a.m. until Friday at 8 a.m. No vehicles are allowed to park on any city streets. Any vehicle in violation will be considered a traffic hazard and subject to a $75 fine.

This list will be updated.