Chicago Area Could Soon See First Snowfall of This Season - NBC Chicago

Chicago Area Could Soon See First Snowfall of This Season

Though such amounts likely won’t stick to the ground, just how much accumulation will depend largely on temperatures

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    Friday Forecast

    Kalee Dionne has the latest forecast update for the Chicago area. 

    (Published Friday, Oct. 25, 2019)

    Talk about a good scare for the week of Halloween.

    Looks like that spooky four-letter word has finally appeared in the forecast- snow.

    Following a weekend that should see a windy and wet Saturday and a dry and milder Sunday, a strong cold front is expected to cross the area Sunday night ushering in the coldest air of the season so far. With that comes the threat for a rain-snow mix that could possibly even lead to some accumulating snow next week.

    A system moving in Monday evening and Tuesday morning could bring the first chance at snowflakes, with some models predicting as much as 2 inches possible in some parts of the Chicago area, particularly locations north and west of Chicago.

    Though such amounts likely won’t stick to the ground, just how much accumulation will depend largely on temperatures.

    Highs Monday are expected to reach into the upper-40s before dropping.

    Any light rain and snow showers that do develop late Monday could linger into Tuesday morning before temperatures rise back into the 40s for a partly cloudy and chilly afternoon.

    In the last three years, the first accumulating snowfall came in early November or December. 

    In 2018, accumulating snow first fell on Nov. 9. In 2017, it happened on Nov. 10 and in 2016 the area didn't see accumulating snow until Dec. 10. 

    Could this be a sign of what's to come? Though the Halloween forecast continues to develop, here's any early look at what to expect.

    Check here for the latest forecast developments. 

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