Cold & Still Watching Snow Chances

Brrrr! Temperatures dropped to 21° this morning in Draffenville, which is about what I expected! We’ll likely remain in the 30s today despite partly cloudy skies.

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Southwest surface winds will move in overnight. This will make conditions not quite as cold as last night, leading to lows around 25° under partly cloudy skies.

Saturday Snow Showers

Snow showers and flurries can still be expected Saturday as a clipper system moves to the northeast of the region. Afternoon highs will likely top out around 36°, so I’m not expecting much accumulation, if any at all. Most of the accumulations will be confined to the northeast.

Hi-Res NAM Model - Simulated Radar - Valid 6 AM to 6 PM Saturday - College of DuPage
Hi-Res NAM Model – Simulated Radar – Valid 6 AM to 6 PM Saturday – College of DuPage

The clipper system will usher in another shot of cold temperatures. Lows on Saturday night could drop into the low 20s once again. The Hi-Res NAM shows a low of 22°.

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Southwest flow ahead of another disturbance on Sunday may be enough to bring temperatures to around 40°. Seems balmy, doesn’t it?

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Low temperatures will drop back into the mid to upper 20s with southerly winds on Sunday night.

Looking Ahead

Our next shot of some snow showers or flurries could be Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning. However, this doesn’t look major at all and could be the same outcome as tomorrow brings. The European Model shows a rain/snow mix just east of us Tuesday evening.

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Another precipitation event will likely unfold around the 16th and 17th. Too early to call whether it will be rain or snow, but I’m leaning toward a rain event.

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That should wrap up this forecast. Be sure to follow along on Facebook and Twitter. Have a great day!

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins

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