Thursday, February 21, 2013
Three to six inches of snow accumulation are expected overnight, according to a hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service in Chicago issued a hazardous weather warning for tonight and throughout Friday morning. Three to six inches of snow is expected to fall throughout the late Thursday evening and into Friday morning, as well as potential lightening. The precipitation may turn into freezing rain by dawn Friday for areas along and south of I-80. Increased wind speeds may cause blowing snow and decreased visibility, so drivers are urged to use caution on the road, especially during the Friday morning commute. Get in on the action. Join Patch today.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Sleet hitting the frozen ground could create iced-over roads and walks, and ice accumulation could break tree limbs and down power lines, the forecast says.
Saturday, January 26
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm alert for sleet and ice that will begin falling Sunday morning and not let up till late Sunday night. The good news is that warming temperatures will convert the freezing condensation to rain overnight, and thus shouldn't endanger people driving to work Monday, according to the forecast issued at 10:30 a.m. today. However, before that happens, the potential for "significant" ice accumulations will make driving conditions difficult and present the potential for breaking tree limbs and downed power lines, the forecast said. "Pavement and soil temperatures are below freezing so any liquid precipitation will likely freeze on contace and result in very icy and dangerous travele conditions …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Chicago area, which will bring in significant snow and strong winds.
After unseasonably warm weather for the Chicago area, the National Weather Service said Chicago Heights and surrounding municipalities can expect the first major snowfall of the season. A winter weather advisory will be in effect for the Chicago area from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, bringing significant snow and strong winds. According to the National Weather Service, "the snow will develop by midday Thursday and continue into Friday morning." Four to eight inches of snow may blanket the area, the service said. Wind chills are expected to drop to near zero. Strong winds will produce blowing and drifting snow, "especially in outlying and open areas," said the National Weather Service. Because the snow may impede travel conditions …