Winter Storm Warning Forecast for Arlington Heights and Chicagoland — Warning Extended to 6 AM Monday

TODAY SUNRISE: 7:05 AM SUNSET: 5:05 PM

NWS Point Forecast: Arlington Heights IL

 WINTER STORM WARNING … 

Chicagoland weather radar shows the leading edge of snow and drizzle approaching Woodstock, Elgin and Wheaton at about 7:30 p.m.

Snow expected reach Arlington Heights about 8:00 p.m. THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM CST SATURDAY TO 6 AM CST MONDAY.

Satellite images show clouds consistent with a large winter storm and low pressure system currently over Colorado and eastern Wyoming — approaching from the southwest.

The snow will “get going” about 9:00 p.m. over Arlington Heights with a little less than one inch expected by midnight. By noon Sunday a running total of 6.8 inches is expected. A running total of 10.6″ is forecast for midnight Sunday/Monday. By Monday at 5:00 a.m. the running total snowfall is forecast to be 11 inches in Arlington Heights.

Winds will gradually increase through the night and overnight steady at 24 mph from the northeast and gusting to at high as 35 mph. The highest winds Sunday will occur from noon to 11:00 p.m.

Temperatures are forecast to drop from 29°F midnight tonight to 26°F 9:00 a.m. Sunday to 10°F 9 a.m. Monday.

Detailed Forecast

  • TonightRain and snow likely before 9pm, then snow. Low around 26. Light and variable wind becoming northeast 10 to 15 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
  • SundayOccasional snow with widespread blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Temperature falling to around 22 by 4pm. Blustery, with an east northeast wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
  • Sunday NightPeriods of snow with widespread blowing snow before midnight, then snow showers likely with areas of blowing snow after midnight. Low around 11. Wind chill values as low as -3. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • MondayMostly sunny, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -5. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
  • Monday NightA 30 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Southwest wind around 10 mph.
  • TuesdayA 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.
  • Tuesday NightA 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
  • WednesdayA slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 22.
  • Wednesday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 0.
  • ThursdaySunny, with a high near 16.
  • Thursday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 0.
  • FridayPartly sunny, with a high near 23.
  • Friday NightMostly cloudy, with a low around 17.
  • SaturdayMostly cloudy, with a high near 31.

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