Current Conditions
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Current Local Radar
Temperature
4°F
Feels Like:
-7°F
Dew Point Humidity
-4°F 66.27%
Wind Strength
Light Moderate Strong
North at 6 mph
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Local Graphical Forecast
Saturday (01/19)
Day Night
High Low
Mid 20's Low teens
Sunday (01/20)
Day Night
High Low
Mid teens Low single digits
Monday (01/21)
Day Night
High Low
Mid teens Mid teens
Tuesday (01/22)
Day Night
High Low
Mid 30's Low 20's
Detailed Text Forecast
Short Term: A Winter Storm Warning will go into effect at 3pm this afternoon and run through noon tomorrow with snow accumulations of 4-8" expected across the area along with winds gusting upwards of 30-35mph tomorrow. This will lead to increasing chances for blowing and drifting snow. Also, very cold air will move into the Midwest behind this system with highs only in the teens on Sunday and Monday.

Long Term: Our winter storm is slowly making its way closer to northern Illinois this afternoon with snow already falling across northwest Illinois at this time. Latest high resolution model guidance continues to suggest the heaviest snows this afternoon and early evening remain just north near the Wisconsin border. Even so, snow will seep south and east into all of northern Illinois during the mid-late evening hours, falling heavily at times overnight with snowfall rates nearing 1"/hr at times. Also, winds will be strengthen by tomorrow morning and into the rest of the day with gusts potentially exceeding 35mph. After snow ends by the late morning hours, we will see a fairly long lull in the snow before snow chances could increase Saturday night and Sunday morning as lake effect snow on the western side of Lake Michigan continues to look likely but pinpointing the exact location and amounts remains difficult. Areas closer to the lake could receive several inches. The main story heading into the latter half of the weekend and into next week will be the very cold temperatures to arrive into northern Illinois as highs on Sunday and Monday will not get above the mid teens with overnight lows in the single digits.