Our cold weather isn’t going to end anytime soon and now we’re watching a winter storm that could drop accumulating snow on Chicagoland this weekend.
Mostly sunny skies Friday and Saturday will help bring a moderate warm up. Afternoon highs are expected to reach the mid-30s Friday and top out near 40 Saturday.
As we look ahead to Sunday we see the potential for a winter storm that will move up the Ohio River Valley and bring us the chance for snowfall. The computer forecasting models differ on the track of this storm and in turn the amount of accumulations we may see.
The current forecast calls for the heaviest snow south of I-80 where 3-4 inches of snow may fall. Closer to the Illinois/Wisconsin state line lighter amounts of around an inch of snow are expected. Snowfall totals may be higher in areas near Lake Michigan due to lake enhanced snow.
Snow showers will remain possible Monday and flurries may linger into Tuesday. Throughout the next seven days our temperatures will remain well below average.