Weather Alert: A Wind Advisory is in effect for the entire Chicago area from midnight CST to 4pm CST Monday.
After a historic nor'easter moved further off the coast of the United States today, another system moved into the nation's midsection producing a major winter storm/blizzard across the Dakotas and Minnesota and severe weather including tornadoes across the Gulf Coast. Rain showers fell over the Chicago area today. Now that the rain has ended, strong west/southwest winds will develop this evening and persist through the early evening hours on Monday. In addition, scattered or periodic snow showers will occur during the day on Monday as cooler air moves into the region. Accumulations will be light and on the order of less than one inch.
Tuesday and Wednesday: High pressure moves into the region Tuesday and will sit over the region through Wednesday with high temperatures ranging slightly above normal (38-45 degrees).
Thursday: A clipper system passes to our north the latter half of Thursday as clouds and the chance for snow showers/flurries increases across the area. Accumulations here will be light as well (<1").
Friday: Snow showers will linger around through much of the day.
The weather will be dry the weekend with colder air seeping into the region.
Monday: Mostly cloudy, windy, and cooler. Scattered snow showers. Highs near 40 degrees. Winds west-southwest 15-25 mph gusting to 45 mph.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy and cool. Highs in the mid to upper 30s. Winds southwest 5-15 mph.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and mild. Highs in the lower 40s. Winds west 5-15 mph.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy and mild. Chance for light snow at night. Highs in the lower 40s. Winds northwest 5-15 mph.
Friday: Partly cloudy and cooler. Chance for snow showers. Highs in the lower 30s. Winds west 5-15 mph.
Saturday: Partly cloudy and cool. Chance for snow showers. Highs in the upper 20s. Winds northwest 5-15 mph.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and cool. Highs in the upper 20s. Winds northwest 5-15 mph.
Monday: Partly cloudy and milder. Highs in the mid 30s. Winds west-southwest 10-20 mph.
8-15 day temperature trend outlook
Tuesday Feb. 19: Highs in the 30s.
Wednesday Feb. 20: Highs in the 30s.
Thursday Feb. 21: Highs in the 30s.
Friday Feb. 22: Highs in the 30s.
Saturday Feb. 23: Highs in the 40s.
Sunday Feb. 24: Highs in the 40s.
Monday Feb. 25: Highs in the 30s.
Tuesday Feb. 26: Highs in the 30s.
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