6:55 a.m. Update: Light snow will continue to fall this morning before tapering off to flurries this afternoon. Snow flurries will linger this afternoon and possibly into the evening hours. Winter Weather Advisory is no longer in effect, however, roads will still be slick. Several accidents were reported yesterday due to icy roads.
A more significant storm could bring several inches of snow later this week. Stay tuned for more details concerning this!
In my last post, I mentioned the changeover to wintry weather today. Already this morning, there have been numerous reports of accidents across the northern suburbs. Many of the northern suburbs temperatures overnight and this morning have dropped below the freezing mark allowing for the rain that has fallen to freeze on area roadways, bridges, and overpasses.
Snow is expected to develop early this afternoon and persist through the overnight hours tonight. Snowfall accumulations will be on the order of 1-3″. Locally higher amounts could fall across the lakeside counties of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the city of Chicago and its northern counties till Tuesday morning due to freezing rain this morning and/or accumulating snow this afternoon.
Winter Weather Advisory counties: Cook, DuPage, Lake(IL), McHenry, Boone, Winnebago, Kenosha, Walworth, and Racine
Thanks to a monster blizzard earlier this month, only 1.8″ of snow is needed to make this February the snowiest on record. It appears that today’s snowfall has a great chance of achieving this.
Another storm is expected to affect the area with rain and snow later this week. For more information on our next storm click here.
Select rainfall amounts from Sunday February, 20
- 2.53″ Huntley
- 1.57″ Gurnee
- 1.56″ Waukegan
- 1.68″ Palatine
- 1.46″ Glenview
- 1.00″ Oak Brook
- 0.95″ Chicago O’Hare International Airport
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