Sunny but snowy, slushy and cold on the road – NBC Chicago

Sunny but snowy, slushy and cold on the road – NBC Chicago

While the Northeast is seeing hundreds of flights canceled and schools closing as it braces for a powerful winter snowstorm, Chicago is basking in sunshine and above-average temperatures for February.

“The entire month was warm and above average,” NBC 5 Meteorologist Alicia Roman said, noting that Chicago set a high temperature record of 56 degrees in 138 years earlier in the month. According to Roman, the average high temperature at this time of year is around 47 degrees.

Although the weather is set to remain calm and calm, a cooling off period is expected, with below-average days expected as the week continues and into the weekend, Roman said.

Tuesday in the Chicago area will be mostly sunny, with high temperatures in the mid 30s to low 40s, Roman said. While the daylight hours will remain dry, at night some parts may witness a fast-moving system with a mix of rain and snow.

“Fast snowfall is possible in areas south of I-80 with slippery travel conditions possible until early Wednesday morning,” the National Weather Service said in a warning.

According to Roman, the system was likely to arrive around 1 a.m., move out by 6 a.m., and impact northwest Indiana and far south Chicago counties, including Grundy, Kankakee and Will.

After the system passes, sunshine is expected Wednesday, along with slightly warmer temperatures in the mid-40s, Roman said.

A calming down is expected after that, with increased chances of rain.

Another mix of rain and snow overnight Wednesday into Thursday could bring some snow accumulations near the Illinois-Wisconsin state line, the weather service said.

“A little bit of wet snow and slush during the early morning hours Thursday is crossing our northern counties,” Roman said. “In the south the rain stays.”

Roman added that by 7 a.m., this system is expected to clear out, though the gentle morning commute may continue.

Thursday will be a dry day, with partly sunny skies in the forecast and low temperatures in the 40s, Roman said. Roman said Friday will start off dry, but snow is likely as the afternoon and evening progress.

According to forecast models, temperatures on Friday will also drop into the lower 30s.

Temperatures are expected to drop further on Saturday, when they are expected to reach 29 degrees. Temperatures on Sunday are expected to rise into the low 40s, Roman said.

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