LAKE COUNTY ILLINOIS, NORTHERN MCHENRY COUNTY, AND SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN GETTING WORST SNOW TOTALING 3 – 5″
Snow START TIME for Saturday February 3, 2018 is forecast later than it was yesterday. With gusty winds in northern Illinois as high as 29 MPH (1PM-3PM) snow now should begin by late afternoon near the IL/WI border, but a period of light snow or flurries won’t begin in the Arlington Heights area until about 6 PM. The snow will pick up intensity about 11 PM in Arlington Heights. Forecasters are expecting only 0.5″ in Arlington Heights by midnight Saturday/Sunday, and by the time this snow system is finished with Arlington Heights (Sunday at 5 PM) there will be about 2.7 inches on the ground.
Arlington Heights Public Works trucks have sprayed the “BEET JUICE” … and it’s been down on the streets at least 24 hours.
If you’re a DIY snow shoveler, you might want to keep up with this snow by shoveling very early Sunday morning (before 5AM) at the system halfway point. Temperatures will be above freezing just before midnight, but fallen snow will be in a very hard freeze by 9AM (20°F and dropping). When the snow stops in Arlington Heights about 5 PM, the air temperature will be 14°F and wind chill will drop to about 0°F.
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) February 3, 2018
Today: Cloudy, with a high near 37. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight: Snow, mainly after 9pm. Low around 24. South southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Sunday: Snow, mainly before noon. Temperature falling to around 14 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as zero. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -9. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Monday: A 40 percent chance of snow after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
Note: For some reason this alert does NOT include McHenry County, but McHenry, Lake (IL) and Cook County are in the Winter Weather Advisory ALERT.
Including the cities of Chicago, Gary, and Valparaiso
302 AM CST Sat Feb 3 2018
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
6 PM CST SUNDAY…
* WHAT…Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total
snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected.
* WHERE…In Indiana, Lake IN and Porter Counties. In Illinois,
* WHEN…From midnight tonight to 6 PM CST Sunday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
Chicago Weather Forecast for your MAC/PC/TABLET includes surrounding suburbs.
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