WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: Forecast for 1.3″ Wet Snow 7PM to 11PM, High 41°F Arlington Heights, Chicago Northwest


SNOW ACCUMULATIONS FORECAST: Cary 2.3″ … Huntley 2.4″ … Kenosha 2.0″ … Lake Zurich 2.3″ … Mokena 0.7″ … Naperville 1.1″ … Orland Park 0.8 … Rockford 3.0″ … Waukegan 2.0″ …

The key points of snow awareness for Monday March 5, 2018 involves a system that will probably drop less snow than Sunday’s forecast for Monday initially indicated …

1) The approaching Low Pressure is forecast to draw in drier air from the east.

2) Air temperature warmer during the day than was forecast on Sunday with a high of 41°F from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

3) Approaching radar echoes will look threatening without actual precipitation or without as much precipitation as indicated.

4) Rain amounting to about 0.33″ in Arlington Heights is forecast to start about 3:00 PM with thunder at 6:00 p.m. and sudden changeover to snow at 7:00 PM.

5) Peak wind gusts to about 37 MPH around 3:00 PM.

6) Thundersnow possible 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

7) Start times for snowfall might be delayed with sudden peak snowfall occurring from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM and tapering off after midnight until 2:00 AM. No snow intro mix with the rain, just sudden snow beginning about 7:00 PM.

8) Snow accumulation for Arlington Heights and nearby cities and villages is downgraded to about 1.3″ of wet snow.


Today: A 40 percent chance of rain after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Breezy, with an east southeast wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tonight: Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 8pm, then gradually ending. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 31. Breezy, with a southeast wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Tuesday: A slight chance of snow showers before noon, then snow showers likely, possibly mixed with rain. Cloudy, with a high near 37. South wind around 5 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tuesday Night: A chance of rain and snow showers before 8pm, then a chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 27. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 39.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Winter Weather Advisory
National Weather Service Chicago IL
401 AM CST Mon Mar 5 2018

…Period of Heavy Wet Snow Possible Monday Evening…

Lake IL-DuPage-Cook-
401 AM CST Mon Mar 5 2018


* WHAT…Wet snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions.
Total snow accumulations of up to around two inches are
expected, highest north. The snow may fall heavy at times Monday
evening with snowfall rates up to an inch per hour possible.

* WHERE…Lake IL, DuPage and Cook Counties.

* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to midnight CST tonight.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
times. Thunder is also briefly possible this evening.


A Winter Weather Advisory for wet snow means periods of wet snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while

Chicago Weather Forecast for your MAC/PC/TABLET includes surrounding suburbs.

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