Tracking Snow Chances as Arctic Air Begins Our Week

Lester Mason
January 14, 2018

Temperatures on Sunday morning were about 40 degrees colder than on Saturday morning. Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 11.

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We enjoy partly cloudy skies today with occasional flurries. We'll start the morning Monday with temperatures in the mid 30s, but we'll steadily fall into the 20s by the afternoon behind that front, and gusty north winds will push our wind chills into the teens. Temperatures warm to 20º but northerly winds keep us feeling like the single digits. If the storm consolidates more quickly than expected and stays closer to the coast, however, Klein said more snow and cold air could wash over the state. Unsafe wind chills are possible by Tuesday morning, ranging from 10 to 20 below zero. Wind: N 10-20. Low: 1. The good news is, winds are less of a factor, only around 5 miles per hour from the north-northeast. Winds will be veering out of the south throughout the day.

Low temperatures and a chance of snow are in the forecast for much of the week, with weekend temperatures expected to climb out of a cold snap. Lows only drop to the low-to-mid 20s. You'll note the chance for a significant snowstorm late Tuesday into early Wednesday diminished yesterday, and I'm afraid for snow lovers that's still the case.

Thursday's unseasonable warmth that sent Chicago-area highs surging to around 60 is now but a distant memory as a strong arctic blast sent area temperatures tumbling to the teens by Friday evening.

Sunday: An 80% chance of rain and snow from about noon through early afternoon, then light snow.

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