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Much needed precipitation continues across the Southwest; central and eastern U.S. prepare for more winter weather

Widespread and much-needed precipitation across the Southwest will begin to spread into the Plains through Saturday. As the moisture encounters an Arctic airmass dropping down through the north-central U.S., moderate to heavy snow is expected to develop across the Midwest Saturday and then move into portions of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Sunday.
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Chicago Rockford International Airport IL

7 Day Forecast

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Chicago, IL Local Forecast Office

This
Afternoon

Chance Rain/Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

Chance
Rain/Snow

High: 36 °F

Tonight

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 100%

Snow

Low: 24 °F

Sunday

Heavy Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 100%

Heavy
Snow

High: 25 °FFalling Temperatures

Sunday
Night

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

Snow

Low: 4 °F

Monday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 14 °F

Monday
Night

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Snow

Low: 8 °F

Tuesday

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

Chance
Snow

High: 25 °F

Tuesday
Night

Chance Snow

Chance
Snow

Low: 13 °F

Wednesday

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: 20 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • This Afternoon A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 36. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
  • Tonight Periods of snow. Low around 24. Light and variable wind becoming east northeast 10 to 15 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
  • Sunday Occasional snow with widespread blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Temperature falling to around 20 by 5pm. Blustery, with a northeast wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
  • Sunday Night Periods of snow with widespread blowing snow before midnight, then areas of blowing snow and a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -9. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
  • Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 14. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
  • Monday Night A 30 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8.
  • Tuesday A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25.
  • Tuesday Night A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 13.
  • Wednesday Partly sunny, with a high near 20.
  • Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around -4.
  • Thursday Sunny, with a high near 13.
  • Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around -1.
  • Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 22.