A fast-moving clipper system will bring the potential for adding a few inches to what has so far been a lackluster season for snowfall.
The system will move into our area late this evening, with snowfall beginning between 9-11 pm and the heaviest snow forecast between 1-5 am, before winding down around 7-9 am Sunday morning.
The latest forecast models suggest widespread total accumulations of around 2-3″; however the snow is also expected to be fluffy and lighter, rather than wet, which may increase accumulations by an inch or two. We’re also watching out for lake-effect snow in Northwest Indiana, which could significantly increase amounts there.
Another system looks to clip the region early Monday with the potential for another quick 1-2″ accumulation to start the work week before temperatures nosedive Tuesday and Wednesday, with a low of -6° forecast for Chicago on Tuesday night.