Weather

Weather service warns of weekend heat wave

The pleasant weather Thursday morning  bright and cool, with temperatures still in the upper 50s by 7 a.m. — will not last long. 

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat watch beginning Saturday and extending through Monday. The forecast calls for a "dangerous combination of high heat and humidity."

Snow day: Looming winter storm closes schools, libraries

Light snow began falling in the Homewood-Flossmoor area shortly before 6 p.m., but it is not expected to remain light for long. 

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning that is in effect from Thursday evening through 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9.

Forecasters predict heavy snow overnight and during the day Friday, with accumulations between 8 and 14 inches possible.

Winter storm warning posted for area on Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the area on Monday. 

Forecasters are expecting freezing rain and sleet whipped by high winds that could gust from 45 to 55 mph.

Ice and sleet accumulations are expected to be minor.

Winter nips at spring's heel

Winter has one more trick up its sleeve. The National Weather Service is predict snow late tonight and a wintry mix Monday, with total accumulation of up to 3 inches expected. (Updated at 1 a.m. Monday)

Day’s delay for garbage pick-up

Homewood Disposal is reminding residents of Homewood and Flossmoor that garbage pick-up will be late this week.

Local schools will be closed Monday

Local schools have canceled classes for Monday, Feb. 2, due to the severe weather conditions.

Administrators for Homewood School District 153, Flossmoor District 161, St. Joseph School in Homewood and Infant Jesus of Prague School in Flossmoor made the decision earlier today to close schools.

Blizzard warning issued

A blizzard warning is in effect for the area, including Homewood and Flossmoor, from 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, to midnight, according to the National Weather Service in Chicago.

A winter storm moved into the area Saturday night, with moderate wet snow, but the storm is expected to intensify during the day Sunday, with heavy snow at times and winds gusting to 40 mph by mid-afternoon.

The H-F area could see 10 to 15 or more inches of snow from this storm.

Snow storm expected to hit tonight, continue through Sunday

After a bitterly cold first week, winter has been a no-show this month, but that's about to change as a winter storm move into the area tonight and will make winter lovers happy and motorists miserable tomorrow.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the area from 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1.

Homewood, Flossmoor schools remain open during cold snap (Update Jan. 9)

Homewood and Flossmoor schools buck the trend as nearly all schools in the area close due to extreme cold weather. (Updated Jan. 9 to include information from H-F High School.)

It's still cold

Cold continues, and with light snow and gusty winds predicted or Thursday afternoon and evening, travel could be treacherous.

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