Chicago Forecast

Chicago Likely to See First Measurable Snowfall of the Season Early Tuesday

NBC 5 meteorologists do not predict a snow storm overnight, but precipitation could accumulate to an inch or two

The Chicago area could see the first measurable snowfall of the season overnight Monday into Tuesday morning, according to the latest weather models.

NBC 5 meteorologists are tracking a storm overnight, which could produce to an inch or two of snow in some locations inland.

The area will likely see mostly sunny skies during the day with cloud coverage increasing in the evening hours Monday, which will likely lead to overcast skies.

A winter weather advisory has been issued for DeKalb, Kane and McHenry counties starting at 2 a.m. Tuesday until 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Initial snow could arrive late Monday night and early Tuesday morning, possibly after 2 a.m., becoming moderate and potentially heavy across the Chicago area.

According to weather models, the snow could mix with rain and sleet throughout Tuesday morning, becoming entirely rain by the afternoon.

Forecasters anticipate the snowfall will make for slippery and slushy road conditions in some areas and advise drivers to take extra precautions.

Because temperatures will remain above freezing this week, Monday's overnight snowfall is expected to quickly melt. Rain will likely continue Wednesday and into Thursday morning.

Monday and Tuesday could see highs in the low to mid 40s with temperatures increasing to near 50 by Wednesday and Thursday.

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