After abundant sunshine today, clouds built in throughout the evening hours. That is in advance of freezing rain to arrive beginning after midnight.
The mixed bag of precipitation is on our door step, and will be moving in over the next several hours.
Freezing rain will continue to be likely during the morning hours before temperatures warm above the freezing point. Temps will continue to warm slightly above average into the upper 30s and lower 40s for high temperatures.
Because of the freezing rain tonight and into early Saturday, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory beginning at 12am for Stephenson, Jo Daviess, Carroll and Whiteside Counties and goes until 9/10am Saturday morning. The eastern half of the Stateline goes under the Winter Weather Advisory beginning at 3am Saturday morning.
Upwards of a tenth to two tenths of an inch of ice is possible before temperatures warm and it transitions over to all rain.
Behind tomorrow’s freezing rain, rain and warmth is going to be very blustery conditions. Wind gusts Saturday should range anywhere from 30-35mph, but into Sunday wind gusts will top out in the 50-60mph range.
Some of the strongest winds Sunday will be during the morning and afternoon hours. Power outages are definitely possible.
As a result of the very blustery conditions, a High Wind Watch goes into effect Saturday night and goes until Sunday night.