Weather Updates

Chicago sets snow record, thunderstorms to follow

That snow you may have found on your car Monday morning was a record-breaker for the city.

The National Weather Service says 0.6 inches of snow was recorded at O’Hare International Airport on Monday morning. That breaks the old record of 0.4 inches recorded on for April 18, 1910.

And it’s not over. Periods of moderate to heavy snow will continue Monday morning across northern Illinois, mostly north of I-88, according to a NWS hazardous weather outlook.

Slushy accumulations are possibly, especially near far northern and northwestern suburbs near the Wisconsin border, the weather service said.

Monday’s high temperatures will reach about 40 degrees.

After the snow comes rain. Thunderstorms are possible later Monday evening, especially south of I-80, the weather service said. The Chicago area will see a 50 percent chance of rain Monday evening and temperatures in the upper 30s with northeast winds of 10 to 20 miles per hour.

Thunderstorms, possibly becoming severe and bringing large hail, are forecast for Tuesday and Tuesday evening as low pressure approaches the area, the weather service said. However, areas further south into Central Illinois and Indiana will be more likely to see severe storms, the weather service said.

Tuesday will see highs in the lower 40s and winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour, gusting to 30 miles per hour, and a 70 percent chance of precipitation.

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