First snowfall since December

CHICAGO — Northern Illinois is getting snow as part of a storm hitting the Midwest and beyond.

The National Weather Service says a weather system will be rolling through the Rockford area until sunset on Monday. Forecasters say 3 to 6 inches of snow is expected.

Snow started Sunday. Winter weather in the Chicago area and elsewhere is leading to flight cancelations at the city’s airports.

The last time the northern part of the state received any significant snowfall was in mid-December, when there was a little more than 5 inches of snow on Dec. 11 and around 3 inches of snow days later.

Since the first of the year, what rare flurries the area has seen have added up to less than an inch of snow.

–Associated Press

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