WATCHING WINTER LIVE — While Thursday is bringing varying degrees of snow to the Chicago area, an even more active weather pattern next week could produce multiple snow days.

Check out the replay of Watching Winter Live in the video above for a breakdown of current computer modeling. WGN’s Chip Brewster will be joined by WHO-TV meteorologist Gabe Prough to dig into the data.

With the caveat that details are difficult to predict with a high level of accuracy the further into the future meteorology tries to look, as of Thursday afternoon Chicago could be in store for significant shots of precipitation next week. The Global Forecast System, or GFS model, 10-day outlook currently has chances for Tuesday, Wednesday into Thursday, and then again Saturday.

Check-in regularly with your WGN Weather Team over the next week to tap their expertise as the forecast firms up.

Full forecast details at the WGN Weather Center

This week’s show topics included:

  • Snow and thunder storms making their way across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic Thursday
  • A plunge of arctic air for Friday
  • The weekend looks calm across the country
  • Next week brings a much more active pattern with multiple snow / rain chances

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