Up to two inches of snow could fall across the Chicago area Saturday with greater accumulations in the south suburbs, forecasters are predicting.
The snow is expected to roll in about noon, bringing 1 to 2 inches of snow to northeast Illinois, including Cook, Lake, Kane, and McHenry counties, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Ben Deubelbeiss.
Counties in northwest Indiana can expect about the same snowfall before the storm tails off about 9 p.m., Deubelbeiss said.
Suburbs south of Interstate 80 and parts of Will County could see 3 to 5 inches Saturday night, according to the weather service.
Sunday’s high of 32 degrees should offer Chicago a brief respite from the severe winter weather, but temperatures are expected to plummet early next week.
Slight accumulations of snow may return Monday and Wednesday nights, but an arctic blast moving in Monday will keep temperatures in the teens and single digits for most of the week, Deubelbeiss said.
Wind chills Monday night could bottom out at 20 degrees below zero, sure to bring about flashbacks of “Chi-beria” for many Chicagoans.
“We’ve had an active start to the weather year to say the least,” Deubelbeiss said.