Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Wednesday Evening Weather Update
Warming temperatures during the morning and afternoon will help transition some of the freezing rain over to rain across much of northern Illinois. Areas closer to the Wisconsin/Illinois border may hold on to freezing rain a little longer as temperatures are not expected to warm as much, or as quickly, during the day.
Low pressure will move just to the south of northern Illinois Thursday afternoon pulling a strong cold front through during the afternoon. A transition back over to a wintry mix will be likely early afternoon before snow showers develop through the evening. Winds will increase from the northwest, gusting at times close to 35 mph by Friday morning. Temperatures are expected to tumble Thursday night, falling into the single digits with wind chills falling back below zero by Friday morning. In fact, wind chills could fall as low as twenty below by Friday morning.