3 to 5 inches of snow possible in storm

Cheryl Sanders
January 11, 2019

Wind chills will be in the low 20s and will make it feel even colder! The wind will gradually subside overnight, but there will still be a breeze. The steadiest snow is most likely late Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. Note on the map below the far-reaching extent of heavy snow. As the system continues to move east toward the southeastern United States snow will spread into central Illinois Friday night and continue through the day Saturday.

Since we are dealing with precip. type changes, fine-tuning will likely be needed as we get closer to the start of the snow later Saturday night.


As the storm departs late Sunday into early Monday, colder air will wrap in behind the storm, turning any rain or mix back into snow for a few hours. In general, more snow is expected along and north of 460.

A sharp gradient of snow is expected beginning late tonight in central IL and southernmost portions of the Chicago area, spreading north and east over much of northeast IL into northwest Indiana Saturday as low pressure tracks from the Texas Panhandle east through Tennessee. Not only have we snapped our 29 day warm streak with above average temperatures, now, we are looking at a Winter Storm to move in by the weekend.


Winter weather advisory issued for northern Erie County, including the city.


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