Late-season snowfall possible during Monday’s evening commute
BY SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE April 13, 2014 12:39PM
Tourists make their way through the rain while walking down to the Chicago River Walk near Michigan Avenue, April 13, 2014. The warm weather and temperatures near 80 degrees Saturday quickly gave way to a cold front, rain, and wind by Sunday afternoon. | Jessica Koscielniak / Sun-Times
Updated: April 14, 2014 6:22AM
Snowfall beginning Monday afternoon could snarl the evening commute and drop up to an inch of snow, following a weekend of rollercoaster weather for Chicagoans.
The precipitation is expected to begin as rain during the mid-afternoon over northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana, but will transition to snow later in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
Slushy accumulations on the roadways is possible, and the new snow combined with reduced visiblility could result in slower commute times Monday evening, the weather service warns.
Up to an inch of snow could fall overnight, according to the weather service.
Meanwhile, temperatures could fall to 37 degrees by 5 p.m., dropping dramatically after a weekend that saw the season’s first 80-degree temperatures.
The chill will continue Tuesday before temperatures start to edge closer to the seasonal high of 58 degrees, according to the weather service.