With extremely cold temperatures lingering tonight, even minimal snow of only 0.1 inch can make roads very slippery. Arlington Heights and the northwest suburbs are forecast to get about 1.3 inch of snow between 5:00 p.m. and midnight Thursday/Friday — although 2 inches of snow is possible. Nearby counties of Kane, Kendall, Will and DeKalb are in a Winter Weather Advisory zone.
Winds will be very light from the southwest, south and southeast as the night progresses. Temperatures will climb all night Thursday/Friday and all day Friday, but will still be well below freezing (32°F) on Friday. Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing at about 9:00 a.m. Saturday.
Our latest round of accumulating snow is overspreading the area this aftn. Expect to encounter snow covered roads & longer travel times during commute, as snow will quickly stick due to very cold air & ground temps. 2-5" amounts forecast in darker blue shaded areas. #ilwx #inwx pic.twitter.com/YkFihH16xB
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) January 31, 2019
A significant warm-up is expected through early next week. A period of rainy weather is expected Sat. afternoon through Mon., with icy conditions possible Sat. afternoon as surfaces remain below freezing after the recent cold stretch. pic.twitter.com/2x2gG5h4jv
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) January 31, 2019
250-meter resolution #Terra #MODIS True Color RGB images centered on #Chicago, showing ice growth in southern Lake Michigan during the past 2 days: https://t.co/qbhmrnWssL @NWSMKX @NWSChicago @NWSIWX #WIwx #ILwx #INwx pic.twitter.com/zhcUesx2OO
— Scott Bachmeier (@CIMSS_Satellite) January 31, 2019
A significant warmup is on the way this weekend and early next week, and while it may feel refreshing after this bitterly cold week, there are dangers that come with such a rapid thaw: https://t.co/o4JHnG9Nss pic.twitter.com/T8WsHIGPQx
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) January 31, 2019
O’HARE FORECAST …
Tonight: Snow, mainly before 2am. Temperature rising to around 6 by 5am. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Friday: Maybe a little sun, otherwise mostly cloudy, with a high near 19 near midnight Friday/Saturday. Wind chill values as low as 1. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday: A chance of drizzle or freezing drizzle between noon and 4pm, then a chance of drizzle after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Saturday Night: A chance of drizzle. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 37.
Sunday: A 30 percent chance of rain or drizzle, mainly before noon. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 41.
Sunday Night: A chance of showers after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 40.
Monday: Showers, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 34.
Tuesday Night: Rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Wednesday: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.
Wednesday Night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 19.
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So MANY record lows this morning, can't even keep track of them all. And let's not forget potentially an ALL-TIME STATE RECORD LOW FOR ILLINOIS at -38°(not confirmed just yet) @weatherchannel #PolarVortex19 pic.twitter.com/O46IkeVbvB
— Chris Bruin (@TWCChrisBruin) January 31, 2019
Winter Weather Advisory for accumulating snow tonight https://t.co/zni7lq0Iel
— Skilling (@Skilling) January 31, 2019