Ice Storm Underway for Chicago

A storm system is moving across the Upper Midwest this evening with warm air aloft overrunning sub-freezing air at the surface, and resulting in a freezing rain event for the Chicago Metro Area.  Precipitation is already spreading into the region this evening, as can be seen on the recent precipitation-type radar image, with red colors […]


Snow returns to Chicago tonight with impacts for the Monday morning commute

A low pressure system approaching from the northwest will bring the next round of winter weather to the Chicago metro area from late tonight through Monday morning.  Looking at this afternoon’s water vapor satellite image, we can see moisture from this approaching system currently pushing into Minnesota and Iowa (image source: College of DuPage).   […]


Winter storm to impact Chicago area tonight

An impressive storm system moving across the Central U.S. will impact Northern Illinois and the Chicago metro area tonight, bringing significant snowfall to the region.  The center of the low pressure system will be tracking well south of the area, but strong south/southeasterly flow will transport abundant moisture northward to bring snow to the region. […]