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  • Winter weather once again targets morning commute

    It’s beginning to sound like a broken record, but yet another round of wintry weather is targeting the Chicago area. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect starting after midnight and continues through Wednesday afternoon. Snow will develop between midnight and 2 a.m. and continue into the morning rush hour. Precipitation will change to a wintry mix of freezing rain, and even rain by early afternoon as temperatures break above freezing. Snowfall amounts are likely to fall in the 1 […]

  • Messy morning commute possible with snow, ice

    Another round of messy weather threatens to play havoc with Tuesday morning’s rush hour.   A wintry mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow will continue through Monday night. Precipitation will fall primarily as snow in the northern suburbs where totals in excess of 6 inches is possible. View of the snow and reduced visibility from @WeatherBug camera in far NW suburban Harvard. #ilwx @WGNNews @MikeJanssenWX @MorganKolkmeyer @NWSChicago pic.twitter.com/PYKqRiYcI5 — Bill Snyder (@billyweather) February 12, 2019 Ice and snow accumulations […]

  • Wind advisory issued; Strong gusts to blow in arctic cold

      A Wind Advisory is in effect for several Chicago area counties until 3 a.m. The advisory is issued for Dupage, Cook, Lake, Kankakee, Iroquois, Kane, Will, Grundy, Kendall in Illnois and Porter, Newton, Lake, Jasper, LaPorte in Indiana.   Powerful wind gusts of up to 45 to 50 mph are expected. 9PM UPDATE: temps continue to tank amid howling westerly winds that are gusting 40-50 mph. A WIND ADVISORY is in effect until early Friday morning. #ilwx @WGNNews pic.twitter.com/ekwDkGHC2P — […]

  • Winter Weather Advisory issued for overnight; Cold temps to follow

    A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Wednesday night into Thursday morning for several Chicago area counties. The advisory has been issued until 9 a.m. Thursday for DeKalb, McHenry, Lee, Lake, Kane, Ogle and La Salle counties. Freezing rain is expected along with ice accumulations of up to one to two tenths of an inch.  The  precipitation may mix with sleet at times this evening near the  Wisconsin border. The hazardous conditions could impact the  evening commute and the […]

  • It’s officially the second coldest day in Chicago weather history

    CHICAGO — It’s now official — this is the second coldest day in Chicago weather history. Weather records here go back 148 years to 1870. Wednesday’s high of 10 below zero at midnight, and this morning’s minimum of 23 below zero averages out to minus 17 degrees. The only other day colder was Christmas Eve Day, 1983 when the high and low were minus 25 and minus 11 degrees respectively, averaging 18 below zero. A little perspective on how rare this […]

  • Bitter cold continues to grip Chicago — and it’s going to get worse

    CHICAGO — Winter continues to grip the Chicago area. Friday morning saw dangerously low temperatures and windchills, prompting a windchill advisory. Daytime highs were in the lower single digits and sub zero wind chills are expected throughout the Friday afternoon. With temperatures in the single digits, the snow will stick and create slick spots, especially on untreated surfaces, so if out on the highways, prepare for a slower and more careful commute. During severe cold, Illinois Tollway launches around the […]

  • Dangerous cold grips Chicago, prompting warnings, closings

    CHICAGO — Chicago and the surrounding area is bracing for dangerously cold temperatures. Temperatures are expected to drop well below zero starting Thursday night and into Friday morning.   Up-to-date list of local school closings here.   Ice and subzero temperatures can even bring a speeding train to a halt. So Metra crews are working in advance to prevent potential problems. During the severe cold, Metra plans to place speed restrictions on all its lines. Trains will be reduced to […]

  • Winter’s coldest air blowing into the area

      Winter’s coldest air to date is set to arrive Friday morning. Wind chill watches and advisories have been posted.   A Wind Chill Advisory for dangerous wind chills 20 to 30-below zero is in effect for close-in Chicago and south of Interstate-80 Thursday night into Friday morning. Northwest winds gusting well over 30 mph along with frigid temperatures falling below zero will set the stage for dangerous wind chills here. With the extreme cold on the way, it’s important […]

  • Wintry mix of ice, rain and snow to last overnight, threaten morning commute

    CHICAGO — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for McHenry County. It will remain in effect until noon Wednesday. Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings remain for several Chicago-area counties including DuPage, Cook, Lee, Lake, Kankakee, Kane, Will, Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle, DeKalb A wintry mix of snow, ice and freezing rain is blanketing the Chicago area and will carry through to Wednesday morning. Some schools are closing early Tuesday due to the weather. Check wgntv.com/closings for the […]

  • Winter Storm Watch to begin Friday; Heaviest snow expected overnight into Saturday

    CHICAGO — A Winter Storm Watch has been issued beginning Friday evening through Saturday morning. According to the National Weather Service, heavy snow is expected and accumulations of three to seven inches is possible. Snow is expected to develop mid to late afternoon Friday and will have some impact on the evening commute. The heaviest downfalls are expected between 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday, with several inches likely. Saturday night, there will be blowing and drifting snow throughout […]

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