Saturday, January 25, 2014

Arlington Heights Weather Forecast: Falling Temps To 3 Degrees By 7 Pm, Gusty Winds To 38 Mph Today Begins New Cold Blast

A WIND CHILL WATCH is in effect from late Sunday until early Wednesday morning. The Winter Weather Advisory that was extended last night to 9:00 a.m. has been cancelled, but we're likely to get a new Winter Weather Advisory tonight.

Chicagoland weather radar shows the snow is done for this morning, except for a small band passing to the west near Rockford at 6:25 a.m. Snow is forecast to start up again about midnight Saturday/Sunday and last until about midnight Sunday/Monday. Total accumulation forecast is 4.0 inches.

Snowfall accumulation yesterday and last night was about 1.0-1.25 inch with blowing snow, which was more icy than the dry powder we have seen most of this winter.

Satellite images and observations show that skies are clear over northern Illinois. Mixed clouds and sun today with clouds increasing after 9:00 p.m. with arriving precipitation.

The high temperature of 33 degrees for today was already recorded at 3:51p.m. at O'Hare. Temperatures are expected to fall during the day. The temperature was about 27 degrees at 7:00 a.m. with a wind chill of 15 degrees. An air temperature of 8 degrees with a wind chill of -13 is forecast for noon. Eight degrees and -16 degrees wind chill is forecast for 6:00 p.m. Saturday. Another round of severe cold is coming the next few days ...

Saturday/Sunday Overnight Low ...
-2 degrees with wind chill -16

Sunday/Monday Overnight Low
-6 degrees with wind chill -22

Monday/Tuesday Overnight Low
-19 with wind chill -41

Tuesday/Wednesday Overnight Low
-12 with wind chill -30

Return to high temperatures in the 20s on Thursday and Friday.

TODAY Sunrise: 7:11 AM Sunset: 4:57 PM
Areas of blowing snow. Mostly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 5 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -15. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tonight
Patchy blowing snow before 1am, then snow likely after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low around -2. Wind chill values as low as -17. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Sunday
Snow likely before 7am, then snow between 7am and 1pm, then patchy blowing snow and a chance of snow after 1pm. High near 25. Wind chill values as low as -17. Breezy, with a south wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Sunday Night
Areas of blowing snow and a chance of snow before 1am, then areas of blowing snow after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6. Wind chill values as low as -22. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Monday
Areas of blowing snow. Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near -3. Blustery, with a west northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Monday Night
Areas of blowing snow before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around -19.

Tuesday
Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near -4.

Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -12.

Wednesday Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 10.

Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 5.

Thursday
A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 21.

Thursday Night
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3.

Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 21.

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