Winter is taking a peak in the door and wants to come in. With a brief appearance of Fall it looks like we are going to head right into it. Friday our high will reach mid 30s to low 40s. The norm for this time of year is usually 50. But we are the Chicago/Region peeps are not normal. We are not only going to be unusually cold, there is about 80% of a rain snow mixture. Our friends (yes they are friendly people shush) at the National Weather Service are calling for accumulations of up to an inch. Tonight a low of around 26 with winds out of the southeast at 5-10 mph. Saturday through Sunday mostly cloudy with a return of that much dreaded snow/rain wintry mix with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 30s and nighttime temperatures reaching lows of the mid 20 to high teens. So bring in the firewood, stoke up the fireplace, put on some Barry White music and snuggle with that special person or dog…(your preference but dogs don’t have cold hands and don’t get upset if you don’t listen to how their day went)…just sayin.
Our much advertised sharp but quick blast of very COLD air for early to mid-November will continue as a strong Arctic front as it sweeps across the area through Friday. A gusty northwest wind will drive quickly falling temperatures into the coldest night/early morning of the season so far. Areas outside of downtown Chicago and away from the Indiana lakeshore will have lows in the lower teens to around 20 early Friday, with some typical cold spots in northern Illinois possibly dipping into the upper single digits. The lowest wind chill values to start Friday will range from the single digits below zero to the lower teens! Keep this in mind for when you dress your kids for school Friday morning. The very cold air mass will also likely result in lake effect snow showers for some areas near Lake Michigan late Thursday night into Friday morning. While significant snowfall is unlikely, a minor accumulation up to 1\” is possible in some locations near the lake from northwest Indiana to Chicago, particularly on grassy/colder surfaces. Some minor impacts are possible to the morning commute.
Snow showers, mainly before noon. High near 33. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. South wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
A slight chance of rain before midnight, then a chance of rain and snow between midnight and 1am, then a chance of rain after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 36. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Rain likely, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.
Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Partly sunny, with a high near 50.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
A slight chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.