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Significant winter storm to bring heavy snow and ice from the Plains to the upper Midwest, Great Lakes and New England

A strong low pressure system will bring heavy snow, ice, and strong winds from the Plains to the upper Midwest, and western Great Lakes through tonight. Treacherous travel conditions are expected. Wintry precipitation will expand into portions of New England Tuesday into Tuesday night. An inclement pattern will also persist from northern California to the Pacific Northwest into the weekend. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago / Wheeling, Pal-Waukee Airport (KPWK)

Lat: 42.12°NLon: 87.9°WElev: 646ft.

Overcast

52°F

11°C

Humidity 89%
Wind Speed S 18 mph
Barometer 29.53 in (1000.1 mb)
Dewpoint 49°F (9°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Wind Chill47°F (8°C)
Last update 22 Jan 11:52 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Wilmette IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 51 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of rain showers before midnight, then rain likely between midnight and 5am, then snow likely, possibly mixed with rain after 5am. Some thunder is also possible.  Cloudy, with a low around 32. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west northwest after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    Low: 32 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Snow likely, mainly before 9am.  Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 31 by 9am. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Breezy. Snow
    Likely then
    Cloudy

    High: 34 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 23 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 32. West wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 32 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 23 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 40 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 33.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 33 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 50 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tonight
A chance of rain showers before midnight, then rain likely between midnight and 5am, then snow likely, possibly mixed with rain after 5am. Some thunder is also possible. Cloudy, with a low around 32. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tuesday
Snow likely, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 31 by 9am. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 32. West wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 33.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.
Friday Night
A chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Saturday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 34.
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Point Forecast:
Wilmette IL
 42.08°N 87.72°W
12:23 pm CST Jan 22, 2018
12pm CST Jan 22, 2018-6pm CST Jan 28, 2018
 
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