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  • Winter Storm Watch issued for late Friday night, Saturday

    Say it ain’t snow! The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for late Friday night into Saturday. This does not include the immediate Chicago area. Snow will develop after midnight and continued into Saturday morning. The heaviest snow is expected west and south of Chicago, with the greatest impact locally on Grundy, Kendall, Kankakee, and LaSalle counties. There is a sharp cut-off to the storm’s path. If current projections prove correct, the immediate Chicago area will see […]

  • Narrow band of freezing rain moves off to the east – area rivers remain at bankfull or in flood

    The back edge of the rain moves off to the east early this Wednesday morning, including the narrow band of freezing rain/sleet which mainly affected elevated surfaces. The Urban and Small Stream Flood Warning will also end this morning. This will leave most area rivers at bankfull or in various stages of flood as the runoff from the 2 to 5-inch plus rainfall continues to maintain high levels the remainder of the week ahead. Stay informed as to individual river […]

  • Biggest snow in 3 years – and it’s not over yet

      We’ve seen the biggest snow in over three years – and it’s not over yet! WGN Weather is tracking two more chances of snow this weekend which will add to already impressive totals. 6 a.m. Sunday snapshot The stronger of the two weekend snow chances will arrive overnight Saturday night into Sunday.   Total weekend snowfall When adding the two additional bursts of snow coming this weekend, some places could see another half foot of snow.   Closing in […]

  • Dust off those snow shovels—active winter weather ahead 

      The Chicago area has been in somewhat of a snow drought with only 10” officially on the books so far this season through February 3rd.  A typical snow season would have about 21” of snow by now.     But, a far more active weather pattern over the coming week is likely to erase much, if not all, of that deficit. The first snow arrives later Saturday into Sunday with accumulations of 1-4” expected. At least three additional snows […]

  • Rare Super Blue Blood Moon may be hidden by clouds Wednesday morning

    CHICAGO — An astronomical trifecta is coming to the skies the morning of this Wednesday, January 31, but the “Super Blood Moon” may be covered up by clouds in the Chicagoland area. The Super Blood Moon is a combination of when the moon comes closest to Earth in its orbit (aka super moon), falls as the second full moon of the month (aka blue moon), and passes through the Earth’s shadow, appearing as an eclipse for some and turning a […]

  • Next chance for snow later in the weekend

    If you’re a snow lover then you’ve been disappointed by the lack of snow so far this season. To date, only 5.5” has fallen officially at O’Hare vs. the normal to date of 13.6” and well below the 18.1” by this time last year. That places this snow season among the least snowy 14% of all snow seasons by January 12th dating back to 1884 when snow records began. Next Snow Chance Sunday Night While unlikely to erase the current […]

  • Two seasons in one day; Weather roller coast ahead

    CHICAGO — Fasten those seatbelts – we’re about to experience two seasons in one day Thursday. First,  a real taste of spring with readings soaring well into the 50s. A cold front will pass through the area early Thursday evening and bring a chance of rain, then the showers will mix with and change to snow before ending late. Little or no snow accumulation is expected. But temperatures will continue to tumble, dropping more than 30 degrees off Thursday highs […]

  • Winter Weather Advisory in effect: 1-5 inches of snow on the way

    CHICAGO — A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for a large portion of Chicagoland until midnight Friday. Illinois counties include Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Iroquois, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle and Will. Indiana counties include Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton and Porter. Winter Weather Advisory this afternoon through midnight. Details on @WGNMorningNews pic.twitter.com/F4RUeejpIg — Morgan Kolkmeyer (@MorganKolkmeyer) December 29, 2017 Lake & McHenry Counties: you are NOT in the winter weather advisory and you don't get in […]

  • From near record warmth to a cold reality check

      Monday’s unseasonably mild 65 degree high temperature was just one degree shy of the record set back in 1998. But these temperatures are about to become a distant memory as much colder as more typical December weather arrives. A strong cold front will pass late Monday evening ushering in much colder air. Readings Tuesday will hold steady in the middle to upper 30s before falling below freezing by nightfall. In addition to the winter-like temperatures, gusty west to northwest […]

  • Last warm weekend for awhile; Cold air blasts in next week

    Meteorological winter opens balmy A warm December weekend is ahead. If you have procrastinated in putting up the outdoor Christmas decorations there is good news! December’s opening weekend will be quite mild with afternoon high temperatures 15-20 degrees above normal under mostly sunny skies. The warmth spills over into Monday when highs could soar to near record levels in the middle 60s amid gusty southerly winds. But, the mild weather will come to an unceremonious end on Tuesday as a […]