Winter Weather Advisory canceled for Chicago area this Wednesday morning

Extreme cold returns to Chicago just in time for Polar Plunge

CHICAGO — Very dry air in place over northeastern Illinois has negated the impact of low pressure moving through our area this Wednesday morning, so the Winter Weather Advisory for a portion of our area west and north of Chicago has been canceled.

While some light sticking snow or light drizzle is still possible, primarily in counties adjacent to the Illinois-Wisconsin state line, the impact on roads/highways is expected to be minimal with temperatures at or above 32-degrees.

Snow accumulations on grass will be generally less than a half-inch. The farther south you go toward Interstates 88 and 80, the less the impact.

As a center of low pressure tracks east across southern Wisconsin, The light precipitation will end from west to east later this morning/early afternoon. The Winter Weather Advisory will continue in effect across southern and central Wisconsin, extreme northwest Illinois and eastern Iowa until noon CST (see purple-shaded area on map below).

Map of Forecast Area