Chicago-Arlington Heights Snowfall: New: 1.0 Inches, Snow Cover 4.0 Inches

A total of 1.0 inch of new light snow fell from Monday just before 7:45 a.m. until about 1:00 p.m. with light snow still falling in Arlington Heights. Snow was slightly wet and is moderate packing snow. Snow cover at 1:00 p.m. Monday was 4.0 inches in Arlington Heights. Accumulation on pavement was 1.0 inches of snow.

At 12:45 p.m. rain is southwest of Peoria, Illinois and freezing rain is defined by a small area west of Peoria to the Mississippi River. Otherwise snow and rain cover area is widespread to the west and south of Arlington Heights.

A wintry mix of rain, snow, freezing rain and sleet is expected through midnight. Tonight’s low is forecast at 32°F.


CURRENT CONDITIONS
Chicago Executive Airport
Lat: 42.11 Lon: -87.9 Elev: 646
Last Update on Jan 17, 11:52 am CST

Mostly Cloudy with Haze

28 °F
(-2 °C)
Humidity: 78 %
Wind Speed: S 16 MPH
Barometer: 29.77″ (1008.9 mb)
Dewpoint: 22 °F (-6 °C)
Wind Chill: 16 °F (-9 °C)
Visibility: 5.00 mi.

FORECAST TODAY (as of MON JAN 17, 1:00 PM CST) …
M.L.King Day: Snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 3pm, then rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet. High near 33. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tonight: Rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet before midnight, then rain and snow likely. Low around 32. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northwest. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tuesday: A chance of snow before noon, then a chance for flurries. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 26 by 5pm. North northwest wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Wind chill values as low as -1. North northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 19. North northwest wind between 5 and 15 mph.

Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4.

Friday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 10.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4.

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There had been no snow cover on the ground since December 31, 2010.


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