Major Storm Pounding California; Winter Weather Threats Through This Weekend From the Central to Eastern U.S.

The last and strongest in a week-long parade of Pacific storms is pounding California with a variety of hazards, including heavy rainfall, mountain snow and flooding near recent wildfire burn scars. Meanwhile, a weak, progressive system may produce light snow from the Ohio Valley into the northern Mid-Atlantic region through early Friday. Then a major winter storm will develop for the weekend. Read More >

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Overcast

35°F

2°C

Humidity 76%
Wind Speed NW 8 mph
Barometer 30.00 in (1016.9 mb)
Dewpoint 28°F (-2°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Wind Chill28°F (-2°C)
Last update 17 Jan 4:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Westchester IL

Winter Storm Watch January 18, 03:00pm until January 19, 12:00pm
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Winter Storm Watch
  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of flurries between 8pm and midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around 23. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    Flurries

    Low: 23 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 50 percent chance of snow after 3pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 29. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    High: 29 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times.  Patchy blowing snow after 3am. Low around 26. Blustery, with an east northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

    Heavy Snow
    and Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 26 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Snow, mainly before noon.  Patchy blowing snow. High near 26. Blustery, with a northeast wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    High: 26 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow showers likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 14. Blustery, with a north wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Showers
    Likely and
    Blustery

    Low: 14 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Scattered snow showers, mainly before noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 18. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers

    High: 18 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow showers after midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 7 °F

  • M.L.King
    Day

    M.L.King Day: A chance of snow before noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18.

    Chance Snow
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    High: 18 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of snow after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 18 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A chance of flurries between 8pm and midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 23. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of snow after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 29. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Friday Night
Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Patchy blowing snow after 3am. Low around 26. Blustery, with an east northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Saturday
Snow, mainly before noon. Patchy blowing snow. High near 26. Blustery, with a northeast wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Saturday Night
Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 14. Blustery, with a north wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday
Scattered snow showers, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 18. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow showers after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.
M.L.King Day
A chance of snow before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18.
Monday Night
A chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Tuesday
Snow likely, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 21.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.
Thursday
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24.
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Point Forecast:
Westchester IL
 41.84°N 87.88°W
5:15 pm CST Jan 17, 2019
5pm CST Jan 17, 2019-6pm CST Jan 24, 2019
 
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