Weekend Weather Update for Saturday, January 6, 2018 – For those of you who never click on the link and just look at the pretty picture supplied by the NWS, evidently embedded commentary in a weather report is much too complex for some of you to grasp. So please move along and continue using the weather app on your phone.

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National Weather Service

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One more bitterly cold night is in store for the forecast area tonight, with sub-zero overnight temps and potentially dangerous wind chills the main concerns. A Wind Chill Advisory will be in place away from Lake Michigan this evening into Saturday morning. Sunny skies and light winds should make Saturday seem relatively pleasant, albeit still cold. On Saturday, Chicago is expected to have its 12th consecutive day of high temperatures less than 20 degrees. This would tie a record set in 1936 and 1895 for the longest such streaks.

We are removing the Rand Advisory although temperatures and their associated windchill will still be considered dangerous today.  We surmise with 12 straight days of this stuff, you should know the drill by now. Although to be honest, we still have concerns about most of you. Let’s face it, some of you could not find your way out of a one door room with an exit sign. Yea we are talking about you pal. The guy that goes out in a light jacket and t-shirt in -15 subzero weather. Then you come back in to watch basketball or football and wonder why your fingers and nose are black and blue. We are sure that the prosthetic limb technology advances will allow you to pick up a beer and grab some of those Doritos. Although we think you are in for some smashed Doritos.  All kidding aside, there will be a noticeable warming trend on Sunday with daytime temperatures headed above freezing. The same holds true for the beginning to mid part of the week.

As you will see, we have removed all of the wind chill charts and illustrations teaching you how to dress during these conditions. Although by the look of it, we need to come up with some type of dress chart. Because seriously, they are not looking at you because you’re hot looking. Those purple Chuckies need to be put away for good.

Pretty picture for you to look at below…..

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Today
Sunny, with a high near 13. Wind chill values as low as -13. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph.
Tonight
A chance of flurries after 3am. Increasing clouds, with a temperature falling to near 2 by 9pm, then rising to around 13 during the remainder of the night. Wind chill values as low as -11. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunday
A slight chance of snow before 9am, then a chance of snow and sleet between 9am and 3pm, then a chance of snow after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Wind chill values as low as -1. South southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday Night
Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 29. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Monday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. West southwest wind around 10 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 33.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of snow after 3am, mixing with rain after 5am. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Wednesday
A slight chance of rain. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 46.
Wednesday Night
Rain likely, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 41.
Thursday
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 45.
Thursday Night
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Friday
A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 28.

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