Weekend Weather Update for Sunday, January 14, 2018

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National Weather Service

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High pressure will move across the area tonight with clear skies and light winds allowing temperatures to fall below zero except for the immediate downtown Chicago area. After a sunny start to Sunday, clouds will increase in the afternoon with light snow spreading across the area Sunday evening. The light snow will continue through Monday morning. Snowfall of 2 to 3 inches is expected across much of the area. Well what can we say? There are two words that you don’t hear too often in the midwest, specifically in the Chicago area during the winter, COLD and SNOW. Two words that are directly linked to the consumption of mass quantities of anything that can be found in the confines of grocery or convenience store in the Chicago area.
With that we feel compelled to add two new advisories to the others, the Checkout Line Congestion Advisory or CLC Advisory and the Hostess Ho Ho Hoarder Advisory or HHHH Advisory. We all know that the slightest suggestion of extreme temperatures or a dusting of snow brings out the HHHHs. If you must visit the grocery store, expect a strong HHHH buildup within the already extremely long  CLC. If you must go, please proceed with caution.  Within the HHHH buildup you can expect the following;
  • Multiple carts for single shopper,
  • Grabbing pastries from other shoppers carts for a snack in line,
  • Consumption of Snickers Bars and Reese’s Cups from the conveniently placed candy shelves in the checkout line prior to the register,
  • Massive consumption of broasted chicken which also leads to chicken bones being thrown on the floor
  • The consumption of energy drinks from the coolers also placed near the register
  • Pre-checkout opening of that sugary snack that gave them their name….
All this before one pays for one’s groceries. Please exercise caution, HHHHs within the CLC are known to be unstable with varying blood sugar levels along with excessive caffeine intake. Do not make eye contact and proceed with caution allowing extra time for a safe checkout.

CLC and HHHH Advisories for Sunday Night

Randy
Randy Advisory 
Today
A 20 percent chance of snow after 5pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -1. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight
Snow, mainly after 7pm. Low around 19. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
M.L.King Day
Snow. Temperature rising to near 24 by noon, then falling to around 14 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as zero. South wind around 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -12. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20. West northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 6.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 18.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 11.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 31.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 25.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Saturday
A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.
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