CHICAGO AREA SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND EARLY DISMISSALS

7-Day forecast

Wednesday. Jan. 23

Snow north, rain south to start the day, ending early afternoon. Falling temperatures.
Snow in the far north suburbs may bring over an inch of snow after sunrise and a total storm accumulation near 6”.
Less than 1” of snow expected after daybreak far north city and near northwest and north suburbs. A few flurries as rain ends to the south.
Winds turn WNW 15 to 20 mph/ gusts to 25 mph. Single digit wind chills.
High temp occurs near sunrise and falls to the mid 20’s in the afternoon and teens overnight.

Thursday. Jan. 24

Mostly cloudy, windy and turning colder. Highs in the low 20’s but falling into the teens by evening. Partly cloudy, very cold overnight with single digit lows and dangerous wind chills. NW winds 16-20 mph gusting to 25 mph.

Friday. Jan. 25

Bitterly cold. Partly cloudy skies and a few passing flurries in the afternoon. High temp in the single digits. West wind 8-12 mph with dangerous wind chills from 10 to 25 below zero. Partly cloudy, a low near -10 overnight.

Saturday. Jan. 26

Partly cloudy with a few flurries possible. Another day with a single digit high temperature. Southwest winds 7 to 12 mph. Mostly cloudy with a chance of light snow overnight. A low temp once again near zero.

Sunday. Jan. 27

Partly sunny and warmer with temperatures reaching the low 20’s. A weak system approaches bringing clouds and a chance for snow overnight as temperatures once again to single digits.

Monday. Jan. 28

Cloudy as a low pressure system approaches from the west bringing the potential for accumulating snow. Warmer with a high near 30. East wind 7-10 mph gusting to 15 mph. Arctic air dropping low temps to single digits.

Tuesday. Jan. 29

Snow moves off to the east but skies remain cloudy during the day. A high temp near 10 as NW wind 8-12 mph helps usher in another push of arctic air. Skies clear overnight allowing the temperature to drop to -10.