Weekend Weather Update for Saturday, February 3, 2018 – Winter Weather Advisory Saturday late afternoon to Sunday night

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National Weather Service

Winter Weather Advisory Saturday late afternoon to Sunday evening.

Saturdayfeb3Winter Weather Advisory Saturday late afternoon to Sunday evening. A quick shot of very light snow is likely late this evening, bringing a possible dusting mainly north of I-80. Another system will affect the region Saturday evening through Sunday with light snow. During late Saturday night into Sunday morning, some of this snow may be moderate intensity at times. Accumulation will occur, especially over northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana.

With the extended forecast calling for a cycle of snow during weekend and into next week, we are pressing two advisory buttons now! The CLC (Checkout Line Congestion) and the HHHH (Hostess Ho Ho Hoarders) advisory. Remember there is a cause and effect here. The HHHHs move into the grocery stores causing CLCs. Remember the safety rules, no eye contact and keep all sweets and potato chips in a hard to reach place in your shopping basket. If they strike up a conversation while in line, just agree with everything by smiling and nodding your head occasionally . At all cost avoid politics! Be safe!

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The lack of snow over northern IL thus far this winter has been noteworthy, but that could be about to change. A parade of storm systems over the Pacific will ride the jet stream into the northern and eastern U.S. this weekend into next week. These systems will be fast on each other’s heels, with only about a 24 to 36 hour break in between systems. It is too soon to say how many of these systems will directly impact northern IL and northwest IN, but there does appear to be multiple opportunities for snow this weekend through next week.
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The advertised active winter weather pattern appears likely to produce another round of accumulating snow Monday afternoon through Monday evening. It’s becoming increasingly likely that the Monday PM commute will be impacted by snow for at least portions of the local area. Fast on the heels of the Monday system, we’re tracking the potential for a larger storm system to bring accumulating snow to parts of Illinois and Indiana Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday night. There is plenty of uncertainty on the track of this storm system and how much, if any, of the local area will be affected, so it is too early to say how much snow, if any, will occur within the local area. Finally, additional rounds of snow are possible in the Wednesday night-Friday timeframe.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of snow after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Saturday Night
Snow. Low around 27. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Sunday
Snow. High near 27. Wind chill values as low as 1. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 6. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Monday
Snow likely after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 22. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
Snow, mainly before midnight. Low around 15. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
A chance of snow after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Wednesday
A slight chance of snow showers before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 26.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.
Thursday
A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 24.
Thursday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.
Friday
A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 26.
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