February has seen plenty of snow and plenty of frigid temperatures, and we’re going to see more of the same in the coming days, as several warnings and advisories have been issued ahead of a snow event that could drop between 4-to-8 inches of snow in some locations by Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for all of Cook County in Illinois beginning at 3 a.m. Monday and running through Tuesday morning.
Kankakee County in Illinois, along with Lake, Porter, Newton and Jasper counties in Indiana will also be under a warning beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday and running through Tuesday morning.
A series of snow showers are expected in the area beginning Sunday evening and running through Tuesday morning, with lake-effect showers also hitting the immediate Chicago area and parts of northwest Indiana.
All of that snow will hit an area that is still bone-chillingly cold Sunday, with wind chills dropping to 30-degrees below zero in some locations. Things aren’t expected to improve much beyond that, with highs in the single digits and wind chills still well below zero throughout the region.
Fortunately for residents, there is potentially relief on the horizon. During the week, temperatures are expected to slowly climb, and by next weekend, highs in the 30s are once again in the forecast, indicating that the lengthy cold spell that has gripped the region could potentially be coming to an end.