Winter Weather Advisory: Becoming Mostly Cloudy Sunday, High 23; Snow On Monday With About 5 Inches

Chicagoland weather radar is all clear at about 9:35 AM. Flurries could start about midnight tonight, but the higher rate of snowfall is forecast to occur from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday. Expect about 4.8 inches of snow accumulation in Arlington Heights. Gusty winds from the southeast, south and southwest progressing through the day with highest gusts from the southeast at about 9:00 a.m.

Changing conditions could cause the Winter Weather Advisory to be extended after 6:00 p.m. Snow may be a little wetter toward the end of the event. Heavier snow is forecast for Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota and South Dakota. More of a Wintry Mix is forecast for Central Illinois.

Satellite images show mixed clouds and sun at 9:45 a.m. with mostly cloudy conditions expected through about 3:00 p.m. Monday.

TODAY Sunrise: 6:45 AM Sunset: 5:26 PM

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE…CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
406 AM CST SUN FEB 16 2014

WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-
LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-IROQUOIS-FORD-
LAKE IN-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ROCKFORD…BELVIDERE…WOODSTOCK…
WAUKEGAN…OREGON…DIXON…DEKALB…AURORA…WHEATON…CHICAGO…
OTTAWA…OSWEGO…MORRIS…JOLIET…KANKAKEE…PONTIAC…
WATSEKA…PAXTON…GARY…VALPARAISO…MOROCCO…RENSSELAER…
FOWLER
406 AM CST SUN FEB 16 2014 /506 AM EST SUN FEB 16 2014/

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CST /7 AM EST/ TO
6 PM CST /7 PM EST/ MONDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CST TO 6
PM CST MONDAY.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL DEVELOP MONDAY MORNING AND TAPER OFF BY
MONDAY EARLY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATION…SNOWFALL OF 3 TO 6 INCHES.

* PRIMARY IMPACT…SNOW WILL LIKELY FALL RATHER HEAVILY AT
TIMES…WITH SNOWFALL RATES POSSIBLY REACHING AN INCH OR MORE
PER HOUR FOR A TIME. SNOW COULD BRIEFLY MIX WITH SLEET OR
FREEZING RAIN MONDAY MORNING WELL SOUTH OF THE KANKAKEE RIVER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

7-DAY FORECAST …
TODAY
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight
A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Washington’s Birthday
Snow. High near 28. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.

Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.

Wednesday Night
Rain or freezing rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Thursday
Rain likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain. Cloudy, with a high near 44.

Thursday Night
A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.

Friday Night
A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Saturday A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.

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