Coldest Air of Season Arrives in Chicago Area

NBC 5’s Alicia Roman gives us a look at the weather forecast. (Published 35 minutes ago)

The coldest air of the season arrived Wednesday, the first of two rounds that will sweep through the Chicago area in the coming days.

Wednesday afternoon’s highs were in the 20s to low 30s with partly sunny skies. The day began windy and noticeably colder, with wind chill readings dropping into the teens in some areas.

Brisk winds are expected to pick up overnight, with gusts traveling up to 25 mph and wind chill readings falling even lower, likely into the single digits.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a few flurries on occasion for another windy and cold day. Highs will be in the low to mid 20s, but may feel like temperatures are in the single digits once factoring in wind chill.

Lake effect snow showers in the Michiana snow belts begin Friday, fading throughout the day. Friday will be partly cloudy, breezy and quite cold.

The season’s second round of accumulating snow comes just in time for the weekend.

Steady light snow begins Saturday afternoon, with the chance of becoming moderate to heavier in the afternoon or evening and into overnight. The day will be overcast and cold, with temperatures hovering in the mid 20s.

Snowfall continues Sunday, coming down moderate to heavy at times with 4 to 8 inches of accumulation possible by late in the day. Still days away, the timing and amounts expected from the storm will likely change. Highs will be in the mid 30s, with snow tapering into flurries overnight.

A second blast of cold air is expected to move in by next week.

The work week is expected to begin with early flurries on Monday before clouds break for partial sun and highs in the mid the mid to upper 20s.

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