Thursday, January 24 2013

Summary:  Some light snow is expected over much of northern Illinois beginning as early as tonight, with accumulations of 1 to 2 inches possible through tomorrow as another punch of cold air arrives from the north by tomorrow night. 

Tonight:  Cloudy with a good chance of snow after midnight.  Lows will be in the upper teens with winds out of the south at 10 to 15 MPH. 

Friday:  Cloudy with snow likely in the morning, and a chance of some light snow in the afternoon.  Highs will be in the upper 20s with winds out of the south at 10 to 15 MPH early in the day, then coming from the east at 15 to 20 MPH in the afternoon with gusts up to 30 possible.

Friday night:  Mostly cloudy in the evening becoming mostly clear overnight.  Lows will be around 5 to 9 degrees above zero with winds out of the northeast at 10 to 20 MPH, with gusts up to 30 possible in the evening.  Wind chills may be as low as 10 degrees below zero at times. 

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Your long-term forecast:  As an area of low pressure passes to our northeast early next week, there will be a good chance of a wintery mix of precipitation during the day Sunday with freezing rain possible Sunday night, while there will be several opportunities for rain on Monday and Tuesday.  Daytime highs for the period will generally increasing from the around 30 degrees to the lower 50s, with overnight lows ranging from the upper 20s to the mid 30s.

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