Winter Storm Watch for Lake, McHenry, Kane Counties and West; Significant Snow for Cook County

Following above average temperatures and a quiet period with no precipitation, a snow storm is forecast for late Monday night and Tuesday. Lake County, McHenry, Kane Counties and counties west to the Mississippi River are under a Winter Storm Watch while Arlington Heights and northern Cook County sits just south and just east of the border of the Winter Storm Watch area. The National Weather Service has lower than average confidence in the upcoming potential winter storm, while significant wet snowfall is possible. Currently there is lower than average confidence regarding the placement of a heavy snow band that is forecast to develop Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday evening. Currently the heavy snow band is forecast over Lake County and McHenry County and not northern Cook County.

The Winter Storm Watch includes Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

Currently the low confidence forecast for Arlington Heights is 7.4 inches of accumulated snow from 9PM Monday to 3PM Wednesday afternoon.

The low confidence forecast for Lake Forest is 8.7 inches of accumulated snow from 9PM Monday to 3PM Wednesday afternoon.

The low confidence forecast for Libertyville is 9.8 inches of accumulated snow from 9PM Monday to 3PM Wednesday afternoon.

The low confidence forecast for Zion is 9.5 inches of accumulated snow from 9PM Monday to 3PM Wednesday afternoon.

The low confidence forecast for Woodstock is 10.0 inches of accumulated snow from 9PM Monday to 3PM Wednesday afternoon.

The low confidence forecast for DeKalb is 8.5 inches of accumulated snow from 9PM Monday to 3PM Wednesday afternoon.

Weather Radar (also nexrad.chgowx.com) in northeast Illinois is clear.



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 O’HARE FORECAST … 

Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 31. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Monday: Rain likely, mainly after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday Night: Rain before 10pm, then rain and snow between 10pm and midnight, then snow after midnight. Low around 33. Breezy, with a northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tuesday: Snow. High near 34. Breezy, with a northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Tuesday Night: Snow. Low around 26. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Wednesday: Snow. High near 28. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Wednesday Night: Snow likely, mainly before 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 15. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 24.

 LAKE TEMPS … 

SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
0918 AM CST Sun Feb 23 2020

LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES…

CHICAGO SHORE……….37

CHICAGO CRIB……….36

MICHIGAN CITY……….32

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M IS FOR MISSING DATA THAT IS NORMALLY AVAILABLE.

THE MICHIGAN CITY WATER TEMPERATURE SENSOR IS LOCATED AT A WATER
INTAKE ONE MILE OFFSHORE AND 60 FEET BELOW WATER SURFACE. IT IS READ EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR.

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Winter Storm Watch
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Chicago IL
211 PM CST Sun Feb 23 2020

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Winnebago-Boone-McHenry-Lake IL-Ogle-Lee-De Kalb-Kane-
Including the cities of Rockford, Belvidere, Crystal Lake,
Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, McHenry, Woodstock, Cary, Waukegan,
Buffalo Grove, North Chicago, Highland Park, Mundelein, Gurnee,
Round Lake Beach, Rochelle, Oregon, Mount Morris, Byron, Polo,
Dixon, DeKalb, Sycamore, Aurora, and Elgin
211 PM CST Sun Feb 23 2020

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING…

* WHAT…Heavy snowfall with totals in excess of 6 inches
possible.

* WHERE…Portions of north central and northeast Illinois.

* WHEN…From Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
conditions could impact particularly the Tuesday afternoon and
Wednesday morning commutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Strong winds could lead to some blowing and
drifting snow Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, particularly
in open areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.