7:00 AM | Another strong cold front moves in today with Siberian air behind it...bitter cold for tonight and Friday...ice is a threat for Monday
Mainly sunny, increasingly windy and cold, a snow shower is possible this afternoon, highs in the mid-to-upper 30’s
Mostly clear, breezy and brutally cold, lows not far from 10 degrees
Partly sunny, still brutally cold with highs temperatures in the mid-to-upper 20’s – more than 20 degrees below normal for this time of year
Mostly cloudy, very cold, lows near 20
Mostly cloudy, not as cold, chance for snow or rain showers, upper 30’s
Mostly cloudy, cold, chance for some rain late in the day, heavier precipitation arrives overnight, low 40’s
Mostly cloudy, cold, a wintry mix is likely and precipitation could eventually change to all snow, mid-to-upper 30’s
Mostly cloudy, cold, low-to-mid 30’s
A strong cold front will arrive later today with increasing winds and a possible snow shower; especially, across the northern suburbs. The air mass behind this front originated in Siberia last week, crossed the North Pole, and will drop temperatures overnight to near 10 degrees in many locations. Friday will continue with the brutally cold conditions as high temperatures struggle to pass the 25 degree mark - some 20 degrees below normal for this time of year - and wind chills will be even lower.
By the weekend, attention will turn to the west as the remnants of two California storms will head towards the east coast. The first system will weaken as it crosses the country and might only produce some scattered snow or rain showers in the eastern states on Saturday. The second and stronger system will arrive late Sunday into Monday at the same time Arctic cold is slowly filtering southward from our north. The result could be a situation around here that features rain at the onset of this upcoming storm later Sunday and then a changeover to ice early Monday that could ultimately end up as all snow by late Monday. More brutally cold air will follow this upcoming storm by the middle of next week.
Finally, more information as to how cold this winter has been for the Upper Midwest...Chicago, Illinois is likely to end up with its third coldest winter ever (December through February time period) and Duluth, Minnesota is having its coldest winter since the 70's...thats the 1870's!