So far this winter, we’ve been pretty lucky — dodging some of the big snows and extreme cold temperatures we’ve seen in years past.
But the National Weather Service Chicago is issuing an early alert about a possible “second wave of wintry weather” expected to hit Sunday night and run through Tuesday.
As of now (Thursday, Jan. 21), forecasters are saying most of the snow will come down south of I-80, but “there’s plenty of uncertainty regarding the Saturday night through Monday forecast, so please continue to stay tuned to the latest forecast updates.”
Generally quiet conditions will continue through the first part of the weekend.
Today (Thursday) will feature milder temperatures ahead of a cold front but it will be breezy. Friday will be much colder and Friday night will be the coldest night of the upcoming stretch.
Then after a quiet daytime on Saturday, the NWS is watching the potential for a few waves of snow, first on Saturday night into Sunday and next Sunday night through Monday, with accumulations possible in both.
SOURCE: NWS Chicago