Thursday, March 17, 2016
Return of Snow Flurries this Weekend?
A slightly unsettled weather pattern sets in for the start of the weekend with weak low pressure moving into the western Great Lakes Friday night following a cool front during the afternoon. Blocking high pressure in southern Canada will help reinforce the cooler air southward into Northern Illinois. This will cause high temperatures Friday through Sunday, and even next Monday, to fall into the 40's. You'll really feel the chill at night with overnight lows dropping back into the 20's.
With this cooler air mass, there is a chance for snow flurries to occur for the early start of the weekend. I'm not anticipating this to be a major event, but it could be quite a shock following the more mild and spring-like weather we've had for the past couple of weeks. Unfortunately, the cooler pattern may be sticking around through the end of March.