Arlington Heights Weather Forecast: Spotty Freezing Rain and Sleet Today and Tomorrow; Possible Heavy Snow Sunday

Chicagoland weather radar shows freezing rain headed for Arlington Heights. The freezing rain-rain line is over southern Arlington Heights. The freezing rain-snow line is near Rockford. All precipitation is minor and scattered. Freezing rain is possible this afternoon from noon to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Freezing rain is also expected start up again about 6:00 p.m. Saturday. Sleet is possible all day Saturday. At least 4 inches of snow is forecast by the end of the day on Sunday.

Big temperature differences from north to south in Illinois late this morning.

Winter Storm Watch in effect from December 21, 06:00 PM CST until December 22, 06:00 PM CST for Buffalo Grove, Cary, Long Grove, and Rockford.

A Freezing Rain Advisory is in effect until December 20, 03:00 PM CST for Buffalo Grove, Cary, Long Grove, and Rockford.

Currently Arlington Heights is not under a Winter Storm Watch or a Freezing Rain Advisory.

Watch and Warning updates from the National Weather Service.

For the storm coming Sunday, the precise location of the rain/snow line is still uncertain at this time. If we get snow, it will likely be heavy, wet snow.

Satellite images show mostly cloudy conditions throughout the Midwest. Cloud cover is forecast at 100 percent through Sunday.

A brief big chill is coming Monday/Tuesday overnight … 5 BELOW ZERO.

TODAY Sunrise: 7:17 AM Sunset: 4:22 PM
A chance of freezing rain before 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 34. North northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Tonight
Cloudy, with a low around 27. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday
A chance of freezing rain and sleet before noon, then a chance of snow and sleet. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday Night
Rain, freezing rain, and sleet before midnight, then snow. Low around 31. Northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Sunday
Snow. High near 31. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11.

Monday
Scattered snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 17. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -5.

Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 17.

Tuesday Night A chance of flurries. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.

Christmas Day
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.

Wednesday Night
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.

Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 21.


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