Northern Illinois' weather will be affected by Hurricane Sandy as it hits the East Coast, keeping the cold Canadian air from leaving the Midwest, says the National Weather Service
Hurricane Sandy is expected to slam into the East Coast late Monday or early Tuesday, and the storm could batter a region that's home to 50 million people with 4-to-11-foot waves, 75-mph winds, a foot of rain and even snow in some states. Northern Illinois will be affected, too, says the National Weather Service as it tracks the path of Hurricane Sandy. The cooler air over the Chicago area, courtesy of a large Canadian high pressure system, will likely stay through the middle of next week, its escape blocked by Sandy. Track the Path of Hurricane Sandy via the National Hurricane Center. "As Sandy moves north to our latitude and slows, it will halt the west-to-east progress of high and low pressures across the Midwest and western Great …
Here's a quick look at what you can expect from Mother Nature this week.
This week will be a wet one, so dress accordingly. Temperatures will remain in the 40s but showers are expected on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. You can also expect snow on Wednesday. Only two dry days this week; Monday will be mostly sunny with highs in the low 40s and Thursday will be partly cloudy.
Snow storms in the Chicago area could produce five to six inches.
It just keeps falling. Glen Ellyn is expected to get around three inches of snow today and over tonight. Bundle up and allow extra time for your commutes, as unplowed streets and fresh snow make conditions ripe for traffic accidents. Some areas around Chicago are now expected to receive five to six inches over today and tonight, according to the Chicago Weather Center blog. While it looks like communities on the north side of Chicago will be hit the hardest, I'm expecting Glen Ellyn to be well over three inches by tomorrow morning, since we're at two and a half inches already. Might be a good day to call in sick and go sledding.