Attention this week turns to the bitterly cold weather in store. Monday will be the “warmest” day of the week. A few flurries are possible Monday evening north of I-88 then the first Arctic front of the week will sweep across the area, resulting in temperatures barely rising on Tuesday. Partly cloudy skies will set the stage for some sub-zero lows Tuesday night into early Wednesday.
Then the next even more potent Arctic front will sweep across the area Wednesday, likely sending temperatures and wind chill values to dangerously cold levels Wednesday night through Thursday. Light winds Thursday evening will allow temperatures to plummet, especially where snow cover is deepest.
Finally, we’re watching for another storm system that could bring accumulating wintry precipitation Friday into Saturday, likely at least starting as snow on Friday.