Winter is coming.
It feels like summer was only yesterday and already winter weather is upon us. According to National Weather Service, a burst of snow is expected over the Chicago metro area this afternoon and early evening.
The snow is unlikely to settle with little or no accumulation expected but it will be a blustery and cold start to the week with “well-below normal temperatures” and the potential for several snow showers throughout Monday.
A burst of snow expected today over Chicago metro area & down I-57 corridor w/little or no accumulation. Lake enhancement could result in wet snow accumulations over portions of NW IN later this afternoon & early this evening. pic.twitter.com/pcqWSaLxDq
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) October 17, 2022
Along with scattered snow showers and reduced visibility the National Weather Service is predicting gusts of 30-35 mph and large waves on Lake Michigan which could cause minor lakeshore flooding.
The unseasonably chilly start to the week will bring near record-breaking cold temperatures for the day though they will start a slow climb later this week with milder air and temperatures arriving by the weekend.
You can head to the National Weather Service website for all the latest weather forecasts and warnings as the weather begins to worsen in the coming months.
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