WATCHING WINTER LIVE — While the western weather systems have largely left Chicago alone, that looks to change with a pattern shift in the long-range outlook.

WGN’s Chip Brewster and WHO 13 meteorologist Gabe Prough dissected the latest winter weather data in this week’s Watching Winter Live. Missed it live? watch the entire show in the video above and catch next week’s discussion on Thursday, January 19 at 10:45 a.m. on

For anyone wondering where winter is at, the long-range outlooks and trends show above average temperatures continuing for the Chicago area through the rest of January and even into February, at the time of this writing. That said, several bouts of rain and/or wintry mix appear to be on the way in the coming weeks.

The topics discussed this week included:

  • The deluge on the West Coast
  • Brief cooldown coming
  • MLK weekend weather forecast
  • Warm trend continues
  • Midweek wintry system

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