Chicago weather gets off to snowy, windy start this week

With the wind chill, it feels 60 degrees colder this morning than it did Saturday afternoon.  

Light snow continues to fall with minimal impact on area roads. Icy accumulations of less than an inch were expected, though some northwest suburbs could get up to 3 inches.

On area attitudes? That’s a different story! Highs struggle to reach 40 degrees today at a time of year when 60 degrees is normal. Gusty winds only make it feel nastier. 

Some light rain will mix in with the snow this afternoon. 


Tonight will be windy and cold with wind chills in the teens. A hard freeze is unlikely due to the winds which will prevent temperatures from a full free-fall.  

The weather service warned of wind gusts of 40 to 45 mph today, with temperatures again dropping to around freezing at night

Tomorrow will be sunny and much less harsh. Highs in the low to mid 50s. But there’s plenty of action later this week with showers and storms possible Wednesday and Thursday as warmer air returns.  

Friday should be dry, with temperatures settling in the 50s.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.