It's a good weekend to stay in. A winter weather advisory goes into effect at 11am today (Thursday, February 4) and lasts through noon on Friday. Meteorologists predict that we'll start seeing more snow around noon today, though it won't be as much as we got over the weekend. You can take a look at the National Weather Service's approximate timeline below, which sees the heaviest snowfall rates from 2 to 6pm this afternoon.
Here is our latest approximate timeline of precipitation type and snowfall intensity for the Chicago metro this afternoon through tonight. The heaviest snowfall rates & greatest travel impacts are still on track for mid-late afternoon...a bad time for the commute. #ILwx #INwx pic.twitter.com/wpXvRylgyz— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) February 4, 2021
But that's not all: Overnight, Chicago is expected to get hit with powerful wind gusts that could reach 40–45 miles per hour. With the winds comes arctic, sub-zero temperatures that could hang around through next week. The National Weather Service predicts that we might also see three more snow on Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights. Take a look at your frigid weekend forecast and bundle up, Chicago!
Very cold air will arrive behind tonight's Arctic cold front passage and will last through the weekend and likely continue through next week. With this comes an increasingly likely active period with accumulating snow threats parts of Saturday through Monday. #ilwx #inwx pic.twitter.com/P8aMddDBX7— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) February 4, 2021
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