'Summer to Winter in 3 Days': Parts of Illinois Get First Snow of Season - NBC Chicago

'Summer to Winter in 3 Days': Parts of Illinois Get First Snow of Season

"Summer to winter in 3 days," the NWS tweeted.

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    First Snow of Season Recorded in Odell

    Video of the area's first snow this season was recorded in Odell, Illinois, on Friday. Credit: @cubsweather (Published Friday, Oct. 12, 2018)

    Say it ain't snow! Parts of north-central Illinois got their first taste of winter Friday afternoon when snow flurries flew in Streator, Odell and Sibley.

    "Really coming down now!" a resident in Odell posted to Twitter around 1:20 p.m. with video of visible snow. "Starting to accumulate on the grass!"

    The National Weather Service recorded reports of snow in several towns in LaSalle County around 1 p.m. Light-to-moderate snow reduced visibility around the Pontiac Municipal Airport to "as low as 3/4 mile."

    The NWS pointed out the area saw a high temperature of 86 degrees just this past Tuesday.

    First Snow of Season Recorded in Streator

    [CHI] First Snow of Season Recorded in Streator

    Gregory Haynes recorded video coming down in Streator, Illinois, days after 80-degree temperatures.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 12, 2018)

    "Summer to winter in 3 days," the NWS tweeted.

    Just days after near-record heat, a new Freeze Warning and Frost Advisory were issued beginning at 1 a.m. Saturday across the Chicago area in advance of expected morning temperatures in the upper 20s to 30 degrees.

    The Freeze Warning and Frost Advisory are expected to expire at 9 a.m. Saturday. 

    Chicago Weekend Forecast: Chilly, Some Rain

    [CHI] Chicago Weekend Forecast: Chilly, Some Rain

    Bundle up! NBC 5 meteorologist Kalee Dionne has your Chicago-area forecast for the weekend of Oct. 13.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 12, 2018)

    The Weather Service reminded residents that a freeze warning "means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation."

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