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The cool spring has delayed planting for some commodity farmers, some getting ready to harvest their spring crops, according to McHenry County growers.
The tornado began at 135th Street, just west of Meadow Lane, in Plainfield, and tracked east and northeast before weakening near Route 59, according to the National Weather Service.
Spring is here, but as the daily average temperature in DeKalb County rises, a warmer and wetter weather threat emerges: severe thunder storms, tornados and flash flooding.
The potential for severe weather exists across the northern Illinois region Friday, according to the National Weather Service
Snow totals ranged from 9.6 inches in Bull Valley to a half-inch in Batavia as Thursday's snowstorm blanketed northern Illinois
A winter weather advisory will likely impact Thursday evening's commute for most of northern Illinois as forecasts show a snow storm could bring with it up to 7 inches of snow Thursday into Friday, with most near the Wisconsin border.
Nearly 2,000 DeKalb County residents are without power as of just after 9 p.m. Wednesday, according to ComEd, as an ongoing freezing rain storm brought a mix of ice and wind, causing downed power lines and debris in the roadways.
Icy winter weather brought with it treacherous road conditions across DeKalb County Thursday, as authorities responded to traffic crashes throughout the day. A winter weather advisory remains in effect in DeKalb County until 9 p.m.
DeKalb County roads are in good conditions as of midday Sunday, though police responded to nearly two dozen cars in ditches as snow fell Saturday and overnight, said DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Sullivan.
While most of northern Illinois digs out of Saturday’s snowfall that recorded in parts nearly half a foot of snow overnight into Sunday, area residents should brace for frigid temperatures into Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
Update: Northern Illinoisans especially those north of Interstate 88 should prepare for hazardous travel and 3 to 6 inches of snow under Saturday's daylong winter weather advisory, according to the latest from the National Weather Service.
The city of DeKalb has activated its snow routes procedures and parking prohibitions Wednesday morning as snowfall has exceeded two inches, with more expected on the way.
Snow isn’t through with northern Illinois yet, as another bout is expected Friday and a larger one with accumulation likely Saturday into Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
Visibility along Illinois Route 38 was limited Tuesday morning, as fog settled around DeKalb County obscuring sight for some motorists along many of the more rural roads.
Though the holiday week’s winter storm brought treacherous road conditions and windchills well below zero, forecasts show the northern Illinois region could feel 90 degrees warmer by this time next week.