A little snow, a lot of cold

After a fairly warm, almost snowless December, winter is getting down to business as the new year begins.

A family out for a snowy walk
in a Homewood neighborhood
Sunday morning, Jan. 4.
(Photo
by Eric Crump/The Chronicle)

Homewood-Flossmoor residents were met with a coating of snow Sunday morning, with 1 to 2 inches expected for the day.

Monday, the weather is expected to turn very cold, with a wind chill advisory from midnight to noon Monday issued by the National Weather Service for the area. Wind chill effects could make it feel like 20 to 30 below zero Monday morning.

Then Monday night, the cold and snow will team up and hit the area with 3 to 7 inches of new snow, NWS officials said. Increasing winds could result is blowing and drifting through Tuesday.

Cold weather is expected to continue the week, with a high Wednesday of 1 degree and a low Wednesday night of -10. Highs Thursday and Friday will be in the teens with lows in the single digits.

Whether the mild December or this week's harsh weather is a harbinger of what's to come, though, is hard to say. In a recent news release, NWS officials said low-snow Decembers are unreliable predictors of January through March snow levels.


Related story:
What Does Current Snow Drought Mean (if anything) For Rest of Winter's Snowfall? (National Weather Service)


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