Danger of quick burst of snow, freeze-up to start the weekend in Chicago
While no wintry travel problems are anticipated in Chicago until well after the Friday evening rush hour, there is a quick burst of snow on the way that will be accompanied by rapidly plunging temperatures Friday night. The intensity and duration of this burst of snow will vary from location but will last long enough to bring a quick coating to as much as 2 inches in some neighborhoods, AccuWeather meteorologists warn. Gusty winds may dry off some road surfaces where little snow falls and melts. However, where it snows for more than a few minutes, the snow will initially melt then freeze beneath the accumulating snow, which will create icy roads, sidewalks and parking lots. Preliminary treatment of such surfaces may prevent dangerous conditions for motorists and pedestrians. People venturing out early Saturday morning should be prepared for icy and snow-covered surfaces. As temperatures rebound a bit during the afternoon, the icy conditions will ease and many surfaces may dry off.
This interactive map provides a visual representation of wind speed and direction over the next 24 hours
Maximum Sustained Winds
The projected maximum sustained winds of an active tropical system
Maximum Wind Gusts
The projected maximum wind gusts of an active tropical system