Friday night: Increasing clouds, low around 10.
After enjoying a handsome, spring-like day Thursday, Parkland residents are seeing a steep drop in temperatures this morning as a cold front moves through the region, and brings along with it the chance for a wintry mix Saturday morning.
A cold front has moved through the East, bringing a brief end to this recent string of warmth.
Sunday (Day): Mostly sunny. The Friday afternoon commute will be a wet one. About an inch is possible. Then clearing, milder. High: mid-upper 40s.
Temperatures are expected to rebound fairly quickly into next week, where we'll see temps bounce back into the upper 60s and 70s once again followed by some above average days. Areas below Boston, including Foxborough and Taunton, could see higher snowfalls, though forecasters warn that snow totals are still up in the air. This is a fast moving storm, so the snow will only last for 6-8 hours.
If you're traveling north this weekend, not much of the snow will make it to Ski Country.
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Saturday: A 60 percent chance of snow, mainly before 2 p.m., high near 32. The overcast sky will be a precursor for the snow that will eventually arrive by the early evening for most of the area. The heaviest snow accumulation will be in the colder northwest suburbs, meteorologist Ava Marie said. I think by Thursday we'll finally be above freezing in the morning.
There will be a mix of snow and sleet north and west of Richmond, but that will gradually change over to all rain.
This is a pesky storm.
Unlike the blizzards that bring the big snowfalls to our region, this event will be a short lived once. We couldn't ask for better timing, most of the snow will fall as we sleep.
The bulk of the snow will come through Saturday night and early Sunday, with snow tapering off before daybreak Sunday. A winter storm watch is in effect for for southern Lake and Cook counties from Sunday morning through Sunday afternoon.