Weather Alerts: A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for the entrie metro area, but starts and ends at different times. From 9 am today to 9 am tomorrow for De Kalb county. From noon today to noon tomorrow for Lake and Mc Henry counties. From noon to midnight for Cook, DuPage and Kane counties. From 9m today until 9 pm this evening for La Salle and Livingston counties. From noon to 9 pm for Grundy, Kendall and Kankakee counties. From noon to 9 pm this evening for counties in NW Indiana. The times vary due to the variety of precipitation types expected and duration.
Today: Mostly cloudy skies become overcast; windy and not as cold. Light snow develops by late morning or early afternoon and will likely be mixed with freezing rain and sleet at times. This icy combination will last for several hours and will likely lead to hazardous travel conditions across the area. As temps rise above freezing, this mix should then change to rain in counties south of I-80 by late afternoon or evening, then as temp rise above freezing, become more rain than snow across a good portion of the area late this evening, but remain snow in far north and northwest counties. Wind: S/SE 10 to 15 with gusts to 25 or 30 mph.
Tonight: Snow continues in far north and northwest counties, but we should see a period of mainly rain in a good portion of the area overnight, but then become an icy mix with snow by dawn, windy and cold. Temps hold in the low to mid 30s. Wind: S 10 to 20 with gusts to 30 mph.
Wednesday: Overcast with a light icy mix changing to all light snow before ending by late morning. Storm totals between 3 to 5 inches far north, northwest and west counties. 1 to 3 inches north and central sections of the metro area, but little to no accumulation along and south of I-80. Mostly cloudy; breezy and turning colder. Early moring temps in the low to mid 30s will quickly fall into the 20s. Light SW winds shift W/NW and increase 10 to 20 with gusts to 30 mph.
Thursday: Partly sunny, breezy and quite cold. Some light snow or flurries will be possible east. Highs in the lowto mid 20s.
Friday: Despite partly sunny skies, this could be the coldest day of the winter so far with daytime highs in the single digits with below zero wind chill readings. Some light snow or flurries will be possible.
Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy with light snow possible; not as bitter. Highs in the mid to upper teens.
Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy, light snow still possible; still quite cold. Highs in the upper teens to low 20s.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with snow possible; windy and colder. Highs in the mid to upper 20s, but falling.