Published on : Monday, January 6, 2014
A winter Storm Warning for the Chicago area calling for further heavy snowfall, falling temperatures, and sub-zero wind chills. A strong center of low pressure is moving northeast out of Missouri headed toward the Ohio River Valley. A second wave of snow is expected to flow north of this low pressure later this morning into the this afternoon with heavier amounts of 5 to 10 inches across southernmost sections and 3 to 5 inches additional snow in the immediate Chicago area.
Today’s snow will taper off to an inch or less as you approach the Illinois-Wisconsin state line.
Extensive snowfall overnight was associated with a slow-moving cold front that has progressed east into northwestern Indiana this morning. Heaviest snow continues along and either side of the frontal boundary – south of interstate-80. Winds have shifted to the north behind the front and is already breezing to 30 miles an hour while temperatures have fallen into the teens creating wind chills in the single digits to around zero.
As snow ends this evening over all the Chicago area except northeast Indiana, the extremely cold Arctic high pressure will take charge with strong north winds gusting over 30 miles per hour and temperatures overnight falling to -15 to -20-degrees creating wind chills of a -40 to -50 degrees by Monday morning.