Looks like Valentine’s Day in the Chicago area will be a cold and snowy one.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the Chicago area beginning at 6 a.m. Sunday morning through midnight Sunday evening. This advisory will be in effect for Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb, LaSalle, Kendall, Grundy, Livingston, Iroquois, and Ford counties.
The advisory indicates that snow accumulation will be about 3 to 5 inches total in those areas, with southeast winds at 15 to 25 miles per hour.
Travel will be difficult, and drivers are warned to use caution if they must be on the roads, as they will be snow-covered with limited visibility.
The snow will begin Sunday morning at approximately 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day before tapering by the late evening hours. Some light snow showers could linger into Monday morning in some areas.
Models vary on how much snow will fall, but anywhere from 2 to 4 inches is expected. Those totals could increase or decrease depending on the duration and intensity of the snow system.
Temperatures Sunday recover slightly into the low- to mid-20s.
Another snow system is expected to arrive Tuesday afternoon into early Wednesday morning and could bring more accumulating snow.