Good News: Only 1″ for Arlington Heights Last Night; Bad News: Winter Storm Watch with 8″ Snow Thursday 6 AM to Saturday 5 AM

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Any forecast that is two days out is always a little sketchy, but we are under a Winter Storm Watch because of a snow depth forecast of 8 inches in spots north of I-80, hitting Chicagoland between Thursday at 6 AM and Saturday at 6 AM. Snowfall may also continue until 5 AM Sunday.

It’s too early to determine what counties in Chicagoland will get the deepest snow, but snow is expected to get intense about midnight Thursday/Friday and remain intense until about noon Friday with a long taper of snowfall rate until 5 AM Sunday.


The snow-to-liquid ratio may be a little wetter than the last two snow systems at 12-15:1, but fortunately not a heavy, wet, deep snow.

NWS Forecast
Wednesday: A slight chance of snow before 7am, then a chance of flurries between 7am and 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as 1. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -7. West wind around 5 mph.

Thursday: A chance of flurries before noon, then a slight chance of snow after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as -6. West southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday Night: Snow, mainly after midnight. Low around 17. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Friday: Snow. High near 27. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Friday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 17.

Saturday: Snow likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 26.

Saturday Night: Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 22.

 WINTER STORM WATCH  

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Chicago IL
332 AM CST Wed Feb 7 2018

Lake IL-DuPage-Cook-Will-Lake IN-Porter-
Including the cities of Waukegan, Wheaton, Chicago, Joliet, Gary,
and Valparaiso
332 AM CST Wed Feb 7 2018

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING…

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel
conditions, including during the morning commute on Friday.
Total snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches are possible.

* WHERE…Portions of northwest Indiana and northeast Illinois.

* WHEN…From Thursday evening through Friday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Significant reductions in visibility are
possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

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