Wx 01 11 2020

UPDATE: 1/11/20 AT 5:45 A.M.

Local crews are prepared to tackle the expected winter precipitation that will move into the WSPY listening area this weekend.

A Winter Storm Warning will be in effect for part of the WSPY listening area, like DeKalb County until 3:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Others, like Kendall County have a Winter Weather Advisory during much of the same time period.

A flood watch will also be in effect for some areas, like Will and Kendall County, until 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Locally, Commonwealth Edison is reporting a minor outage near Boulder Hill as of 8:25 a.m.

The National Weather Service says a large area of steady precipitation encompassed much of the region early Saturday morning.

Meteorologist Mike Spiel is reporting that there is a potential for two to five inches of snow on Saturday night.

Officials say to be alert for the possibility of slick spots developing on roads, especially on elevated surfaces, including overpasses and bridges.

Among the local communities gearing up for the storm is Yorkville. Yorkville Public Works Director Eric Dhuse spoke with WSPY on Friday about how crews prepare for a storm that could have ice, sleet and snow.

Montgomery Public Works Director Mark Wolf says his crews have also had plenty of time to prepare. He spoke about how the projected ice could have an impact, particularly on more than just roads.

Wolf was asked if the storm falling on a weekend changes how crews deal with snow and ice removal.

Meanwhile, Dhuse spoke about the best way residents can help crews take care of the snow and ice removal on the roads.

With the now expected significance of the storm this weekend, emergency officials are reminding drivers to watch out for snow and sleet covered roads and for poor visibility on the roadways. The winter weather could increase travel times and officials are urging caution.

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is encouraging people to stay aware of local forecasts and be prepared for the changing weather patterns.

UPDATE: 1/10/20 AT 5:00 P.M. 

Local crews are prepared to tackle the potential ice, sleet and snow expected to begin late Friday night and into Saturday Night.

A Winter Storm Warning will be in effect for the part of the WSPY listening area, like Dekalb County at 9:00 p.m. and will last until to 3:00 a.m. on Sunday. Others, like Kendall County have a Winter Weather Advisory during much of the same time period. 

A flood watch will also be in effect for some areas from 6 p.m. Friday night to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

The National Weather Service says a mix of freezing rain and sleet are likely late Friday night and Saturday, possibly changing to a period of snow on Saturday evening.

As it is now approaching, Meteorologist Mike Spiel has the updated timing.

Among the local communities gearing up for the storm is Yorkville. Yorkville Public Works Director Eric Dhuse spoke with WSPY on Friday about how crews prepare for a storm that could have ice, sleet and snow.

Montgomery Public Works Director Mark Wolf says his crews have also had plenty of time to prepare. He spoke about how the projected ice could have an impact, particularly on more than just roads.

Wolf was asked if the storm falling on a weekend changes how crews deal with snow and ice removal.

Meanwhile, Dhuse spoke about the best way residents can help crews take care of the snow and ice removal on the roads.

With the now expected significance of the storm this weekend, emergency officials are reminding drivers to watch out for snow and sleet covered roads and for poor visibility on the roadways. The winter weather could increase travel times and officials are urging caution.

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is encouraging people to stay aware of local forecasts and be prepared for the changing weather patterns.

Make sure to stay tuned to 107.1 FM WSPY for the latest on this potentially significant winter storm. We'll keep you updated as conditions move in.