Temperatures will be the most frigid east of the Rockies and over the Great Lakes and Northeast, the National Weather Service said.
After a phenomenal first few days of May, the weather pattern across North America is about to change. A cooling trend can be expected just in time for the Fishing Opener and your Mother’s Day weekend that could lead to a widespread frost and/or freeze across much of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
O’Hare Airport recorded 2.2 inches of snow by 7 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.
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The late-season winter storm will hit Chicago less than two days after snow and ice blanketed the area Wednesday morning.
Light snow sprinkled the region starting after midnight, with a total nighttime accumulation of less than a half inch, the National Weather Service said.
The majority of the wintry mix should fall before 7 a.m., the National Weather Service said.
After temperatures dipped below freezing on Wednesday, days of persistent strong winds and heavy waves blew the water from Lake Erie ashore, encasing several homes in Hamburg, New York in ice.
Five more people in Cook County were confirmed to have died from cold-related causes in recent months, bringing the season’s total to 37.
The change in fortune can be attributed to a late, unexpected shift in the storm system that was approaching the area.
The Chicago area is getting hit with a wet and messy snowstorm that will not leave the region until Wednesday around noon.
Chicago may have been graced with spring-like temperatures over the weekend, but the winter weather is not over.
Computer models are not set just yet, but it is possible the Chicago area could get hit with more than a foot of snow this week.
The death happened Jan. 23, but autopsy results were announced Sunday. The 36-year-old man died in Englewood.
The three deaths happened as early as December 2019, but their autopsy results were announced Friday. The deaths happened in Beverly, Bronzeville and Lincoln Park.
The National Weather Service tweeted out several photos of a winter phenomenon called "ice volcanoes" that happened along Lake Michigan over the weekend.
Chicago has already seen the coldest weather of this winter Friday morning, and a persistent wind chill will make the air feel even icier.
Public schools in Gary, Indiana, will be closed Friday as freezing weather continues to grip the Chicago area.
A wind chill advisory lasts from 8 p.m. Thursday until 10 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
Morning temperatures in the 20s will fall into the teens by afternoon and single digits overnight.