Severe winter weather is expected across the WNIJ listening area starting tonight.
The storm system is coming down from Montana and is expected to arrive around the dinner hour this evening.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for DeKalb, Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, Lee, McHenry, LaSalle, Grundy, Kane, and Kendall Counties from 6 p.m. Thursday until 6 p.m. Friday. Furthermore, Rockford, South Beloit, and Beloit already have declared snow emergencies. NIU staff meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste says to expect heavy snowfall overall.