A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for northern Illinois and northwest Indiana beginning this afternoon and continuing into Saturday afternoon. Snow will move in to northern Illinois in the mid to late afternoon and then overspread the remainder of the area through the evening. Periods of moderate to occasionally heavy snow is possible overnight into Saturday morning. Wind will gust as high as 35 mph tonight and into Saturday. This will result in blowing and drifting snow, especially in open and rural areas. The snow will diminish from the west Saturday afternoon. The snow totals listed are only for the event through Saturday afternoon, and do not include lake effect snow, which will start up Saturday evening and continue through Sunday.

Snow will start out across northern Illinois this afternoon, and then slowly spread southward into the evening hours.

Detailed Forecasts for Highland

This Afternoon
Cloudy, with a high near 32. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 
Tonight
Snow, mainly after 11pm. Patchy blowing snow after 4am. Low around 25. Blustery, with an east northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible. 
Saturday
Snow, mainly before 5pm. Patchy blowing snow. Temperature falling to around 22 by 5pm. Blustery, with a northeast wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible. 
Saturday Night
A chance of snow before 7pm, then snow showers likely, mainly after 4am. Patchy blowing snow before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. 
Sunday
Snow showers, mainly before 1pm. High near 17. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow showers before 7pm, then a slight chance of snow between 7pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
M.L.King Day
Partly sunny, with a high near 16.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Tuesday
Snow likely before noon, then rain and snow between noon and 3pm, then rain after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 37.
Tuesday Night
Rain and snow before 9pm, then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 24.
Wednesday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Thursday
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.

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