(1:30PM - 1/30/22) It is becoming increasingly likely that a winter storm will impact a large portion of the region and state this week. This winter storm will have the potential to produce an axis of accumulating snow and ice across a large portion of the state, Tuesday evening through Thursday night.
Over the past several days model guidance has been honing in on the potential for a winter storm to affect the region and state, Tuesday through Thursday. While the potential for a winter storm to affect the state is likely, there is still uncertainty regarding track and strength of this system...Which will affect the location of the snowfall and ice axis and associated snowfall and ice accumulations. Stay tuned for further updates over the next few days regarding this winter storm.
What we know...
-A winter storm will move through the region Tuesday through Friday.
-An axis of accumulating snow and ice is expected across the state, with significant accumulations possible.
-Potential for lake enhanced/lake effect snow in Northeast Illinois.
What we don't know...
-The exact track and strength of the storm system.
-The exact location of the snowfall and ice axis, and expected snowfall and ice amounts.