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East Coast winter storm forecast to impact Thanksgiving holiday travel

A storm system will develop off the coast of the Carolinas early Wednesday and strengthen as it moves rapidly up the East Coast Wednesday into early Thursday. Heavy snow is likely to begin in the central Appalachians early Wednesday morning, spreading northeast through the interior Mid-Atlantic into New England by Wednesday night. Winter Storm Watches are in effect for these areas.
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3 Miles WSW Garden Prairie IL

7 Day Forecast

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Chicago, IL Local Forecast Office

Tonight

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Snow
Likely

Low: 21 °F

Tuesday

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

High: 27 °F

Tuesday
Night

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

Low: 17 °F

Wednesday

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

High: 33 °F

Wednesday
Night

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

Low: 20 °F

Thanksgiving
Day

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 26 °F

Thursday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 13 °F

Friday

Slight Chance Snow

Slight Chc
Snow

High: 33 °F

Friday
Night

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

Low: 28 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Tonight Snow showers likely with patchy blowing snow before 2am, then a slight chance of snow showers between 2am and 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 21. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Tuesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
  • Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming southeast after midnight.
  • Wednesday A 20 percent chance of snow after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 33. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.
  • Wednesday Night A 20 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 20. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest after midnight.
  • Thanksgiving Day Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.
  • Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 13.
  • Friday A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
  • Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
  • Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 44.
  • Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
  • Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 31.
  • Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.
  • Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.