Arlington Heights Weather Forecast: Winter Storm Warning In Effect, But Total Accumulation Downgraded To 5.95 Inches

Chicagoland weather radar shows snowfall in all of northern Illinois at 6:00 a.m. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 6:00 p.m. Heavy snow at high rate is observed and wet snow is accumulating.

Fortunately for the northwest suburbs, the tracking for the Winter Storm has moved more southerly than expected. An area of dry air, which pushed down from the north overnight, caused less snow than previously forecasted.

While the forecast yesterday called for 2.3 inches of snow by 6:00 a.m., only 1.25 inch of snow was measured on the ground at 6:00 a.m. in Arlington Heights.

The track was expected to be at risk of moving north, but has actualy moved south. The most intense precipitation is south of Kankakee and as far south as Bloomington, where icing is possible. The heaviest snow is now expected near a line south of I-55 from Pontiac, Illinois to the South Side of Chicago and Michigan City.

Arlington Heights and the northwest suburbs are expected to get an additional 4.7 inches of snow Saturday for a total storm accumulation of about 5.95 inches of snow.

TODAY Sunrise: 7:04 AM Sunset: 5:06 PM
Today Snow. High near 28. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

Cloudy, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -6. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -11. West northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -7. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunny, with a high near 19. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6.

Snow likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 23. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tuesday Night
Snow. Cloudy, with a low around 18.

A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 20.

Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6.

Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 7.

Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -5.

Partly sunny, with a high near 14.

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