The Rockford Police Department is warning of several inches of wet snow and wind expected Saturday afternoon into Early Sunday…

* WHAT…Heavy wet snow likely along with easterly winds gusting up to 30 mph. The snow could begin as a short period of rain or freezing rain Saturday afternoon. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches and locally higher possible.

* WHERE…Winnebago, Ogle, Lee and La Salle Counties.

* WHEN…From noon Saturday to 6 PM CST Sunday.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult due to very low visibilities and snow packed roads. Power outages are also possible.

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for Illinois can be obtained on the internet at

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