Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Rain Tuesday, colder temperatures by midweek

Brutal cold surging on Midwest | US | Journal Gazette SHEFFIELD SNOW ALERT: Met Office weather warning issued for city
Cary Marshall | 29 January, 2019, 02:25

Then, as temperatures drop below freezing Tuesday evening, any residual moisture and slush on roadways and sidewalks will be prone to freezing, resulting in slick conditions. O'Hare had delays of about 50 minutes, while delays were about 15 minutes at Midway. Many locations are predicted to challenge their coldest high temperatures for January 30 on Wednesday, and a number of record lows may be set Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Drivers are warned to look out for blowing snow and heavy travel delays during the Monday morning commute. "Average temperatures may be almost 15 degrees below normal Wednesday and Thursday which could cause significant impacts".

"Extreme and unsafe COLD! is forecast this week from the Northern Plains through the Great Lakes", the National Weather Service (NWS) tweeted.

The Charlotte region has a 40 percent chance of snow Tuesday night, mainly before 11 p.m., with a predicted low of 22 degrees and wind chills in the teens, said the National Weather Service Monday morning. The high on Thusday in Chicago is not expected to top -14 degrees.

Heavy snow and gusting winds have created blizzard-like conditions across the Upper Midwest, prompting officials to close hundreds of schools, courthouses and businesses, and ground air travel.

From Monday night into Tuesday morning, windchills were expected to fall between 25 degrees below zero and 35 degrees below zero.

In Wisconsin, plow drivers were having a hard time keeping up with the snow in Sheboygan.

It's about to get very cold in the midwest. Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties are only expecting a coating to an inch or two of snow.

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There will be lows of under 30F in North Dakota, eastern South Dakota and Minnesota.

A winter storm pushing across the Upper Midwest is expected to dump more than a foot of snow in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Snowfall will occur in the Dakotas, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota; and in Central Michigan, where a foot (30 cm) or more of snow is expected, the weather service said.

Chances for rain will start late this evening and transition over to snow overnight as temperatures quickly fall.

Although snow is bstarting to taper off, an overnight dump left several inches of snow in areas of Chicago.

Starting on Tuesday, January 29, weather experts predict that a quarter of the US will be facing below zero temperatures with parts of the Midwest expected to be deep-frozen for days.

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