Motorists are urged to plan travel around winter weather and avoid unnecessary travel during the storm. A brief period of a rain/snow mix will be possible Friday morning before the better chance for accumulating snow moves in by Saturday.
Snowfall totals by Saturday evening ranged from one to two inches for most of Chicago, to three to five inches to the south. Cloud cover returns mid week with our next frontal system which appears to be dry, but will be bringing a reinforcing shot of cold air for Thursday.
Three to five inches of snow was expected to fall Saturday in the area mainly along and south of Interstate 80, weather officials said in a Winter Weather Advisory. The advisory remains in effect from 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 to 1 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, according to NWS. "Many have already seen over 5" of snow, with more to come. Highs should recover into the upper 30s Monday and Tuesday. Light and variable wind.
Most of the country will see a bright start to the working week before a band of showers will drop down into the southeast of the country by the early part of the afternoon. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Wind: N 5-10. High: 33.
Sunday Night: Cloudy. Lows in the low to mid 20s.
Thu: High: 46 Low: 27 Becoming mostly cloudy.