High 22° Saturday then Snow Starting Tonight with 3″ Accumulation by 11 AM Sunday, Arlington Heights, Chicago Weather Forecast Northwest

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Arlington Heights has about 11 inches of snow cover on the ground, and a forecast for new snow shows a potential accumulation of 2.7″ to 3.0″ from midnight Saturday/Sunday to 11 AM Sunday. There is some uncertainty about this snow system — specifically that it may start snowing earlier than midnight and may involve deeper accumulation that may activate a Winter Weather Advisory.

Snow will be dry and fluffy and easy shoveling. Winds will be blowing 5-9 MPH from the north-northeast during the snow system tonight and Sunday morning.

From overnight a period of very light snow to light snow is still ongoing (Saturday 12:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. …) and of 12:15 p.m. dropped a varying amount in Arlington Heights from 0.5″ to 1.0″ — less than the potential 1.5″ that was in the forecast from 12 AM to 6 AM Saturday.



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Regarding the most recent deep snow event, in some areas a total of about 7 inches of snow fell in Arlington Heights from about 5:32 PM Thursday February 8, 2018 until 12:45 PM Friday February 9, 2018. The recent snow period lasted about 19:13 (hours:minutes). The current snow cover is about 11 inches.

The snow quality was dry and light — not good packing snow, but easy for shoveling. Snow accumulated significantly on grassy and paved areas.

NWS Forecast*
This Afternoon: A slight chance of snow between 1pm and 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 22-23 from 2 PM to 3 PM. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Snow after 1am. Steady temperature around 18. North wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Sunday: Snow before 1pm. High near 25. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of around an inch to 3 inches is possible.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -3. West wind around 5 mph.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 26. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 31.

* Official NWS Forecast with other NWS information appended or included.

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