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Weather comes close
Times photo: Brenda Steurer Jim Boyle enjoys a walk on the Square while Nate Hare clears the sidewalk Saturday. After a few days of changing weather, Monroe received some snow Saturday.
MONROE - Heavy rain, warmer temperatures, snow - and cold temperatures.

If anyone wanted to see a change in the weather over the past few days they didn't have to wait long.

The temperature dropped about 20 degrees Christmas, and a day that began with some sunshine and seasonally pleasant weather turned into snow and chilly temperatures.

The weekend weather proved just as seemingly random as more snow fell on the area Saturday.

In Green County, Friday's weather contributed to one accident, while several accidents were blamed on slippery roads in Lafayette County.

According to the Green County Sheriff's Department, a vehicle driven by Catherine A. Wehinger, 56, Monroe, left the road and hit a road sign due to heavy rain. No one was injured in the accident. The vehicle received moderate damage.

According to the National Weather Service, no snow is expected for the area until Wednesday night. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-20s during the day and in the mid-teens at night.

Green and Lafayette counties' residents fared better than many other people across the Midwest.

According to the Associated Press, storms that began dumping as much as a foot of snow in a swath from Texas to the upper Midwest in the days before Christmas began subsiding, but blowing and drifting snow hampered visibility in many areas.

In Chicago, one of the nation's busiest travel hubs, snow and ice in tandem with rain on the East Coast canceled or delayed more than 50 flights.

Over the weekend, In South Dakota, state troopers assisted 182 people who were stranded in their vehicles or needed help getting through snowy roads, Col. Dan Mosteller said.

Hundreds of customers remained without power for a third day in southeastern Nebraska and south-central South Dakota. Mark Becker of the Nebraska Public Power District said high winds could cause additional power failures during the weekend.

South Dakota officials reported several roof collapses from the weight of the snow, including a livestock barn near Baltic, where at least 25 cattle were trapped and some of them killed.