Published: Fri, January 18, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Widespread Heavy Snow and Strong Winds Expected this Weekend

Widespread Heavy Snow and Strong Winds Expected this Weekend

CBS 2 meteorologist Megan Glaros says Friday night will bring a big potential for snow, expected to continue into Saturday, with storm models showing O'Hare being hit with up to seven inches by Sunday morning. Between 4 to 8 inches of snow is possible with wind gusting up to 40 miles per hour.

According to the National Weather Service, widespread snowfall amounts of 4-to-7 inches are in the forecast during that time, with sustained winds in excess of 15 miles per hour and gusts up to 30 miles per hour likely.

Forecasters are predicting heavy mixed precipitation as well as accumulations of up to six inches of snow or more over the course of the storm.

No advisories or warnings or alerts have been issued as of 4 p.m. Wednesday. It is expected to come in over the weekend, and could drop a significant amount of snow, but exact totals and the track remain uncertain.

Lake-effect snow is expected to follow the main snowstorm Saturday night in some areas, as blowing and drifting snow hits most of northeast IL.

South Jersey and DE can expect to see mostly rain Thursday into Friday.

Coastal flooding is expected during the Sunday morning high tide cycle.

Showers will wind down Friday afternoon with cold and breezy conditions lingering.

The high temperature on Monday is expected to only be around 14 degrees, not counting any possible wind chill factor.

Along I-95 in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, we should look for an all snow event but a very wet snow thanks to temperatures that are hovering near the freezing mark all night.

Behind the departing system Sunday, the weather service warns that much colder air will be ushered in southward across the region.

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