Major snow eludes Knox County, freezing temps expected this week

Snowfall seen in Knox County was not what was expected over thje weekend but a cold front is headed to Galesburg this week.
The storm system that Illinois saw over the weekend brought it’s heaviest precipitation on the Northern part of the state.

The Chicagoland area was dumped with about seven inches of snow over the weekend according to The Associated Press, with about 7.8 inches recorded at O’Hare International Airport and close to 10 inches in some municipalities. 

In Knox County peak snowfall was 1.5 inches reported in Altona. 

Other than that observers reported less an inch to trace amounts of snow in the Galesburg area.

Another blow from old man winter is coming down the pike though.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Daryl Onton tells WGIL there’s a cold front that should push Arctic air into the region starting tonight.

“We’re going to have additional surges of arctic air through mid-week. We’re going to see a high of 19 degrees on Wednesday and then it looks like it should be 11 degrees for Thursday,” Onton says. “Thursday morning should be when we see the peak cold with a low down into somewhere between 0 and 5 degrees.”

The National Weather Service doesn’t have any ice totals yet but Onton recommends stepping carefully today due to the descending temps following Sunday’s rain and snow.