When CBS 2 reporter Pamela Jones needs to get on a story quickly during this hellish Chicago winter, she has a system.
With as much as eight inches of snow possible on Monday, this winter stands to become the fourth-snowiest ever–and there are still several more week of winter left.
Has your heating bill gone way up the last few months? Especially compared to last year? There’s a reason for that. Actually, there are many reasons, and not all of them have to do with the terrible cold that’s caught Chicago in a mercilessly frigid headlock.
A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the Chicago area, with a forecast that is calling for up to nine inches of snow to fall in some locations.
The extreme cold is gone, but Chicago will be trading that for some windy and snowy conditions on Thursday.
Monday’s overnight temperature is expected to drop to 18 below zero.
Rather than focusing on silly statistics like Denver’s 0-3 Super Bowl record when wearing their orange jerseys, this is going to be on legitimate game-changing X-Factors.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory from 9 p.m. Wednesday through 10 a.m. Thursday.
A lake effect snow warning remains in effect for Lake County in northwest Indiana, until noon. Heavy snowfall in the area has led to a traffic standstill on I-80/94.
Though the polar vortex has returned north, temperatures in the Chicago area are expected to hover near zero throughout much of next week, with wind chills dipping as low as minus-25.
Up to two inches of snow could fall across the Chicago area Saturday with greater accumulations in the south suburbs, forecasters are predicting.
Metra can’t guarantee it won’t have even more delays Friday because it is still dealing with this bitter blast. The problem, once again: frozen switches on tracks.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
By now, many cars are coated in a salty, dirty muck after this week’s snow and extreme cold. As CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports, it’s important to get that grime washed off before it warms up this weekend.
Drivers in Northwest Indiana were being told on Monday to stay off country roads, as many of them remain impassable.
Conditions in Northwest Indiana are so bad that some drivers have been stuck for two days, including a FedEx driver who has been trying to get a delivery down to Alabama.
CPS contacted parents via “robocall” on Friday.
The worst will begin Sunday night, when the mercury will dip below zero, and won’t get back above zero until sometime Wednesday — with a forecasted high temperature of 5 below zero on Monday, and 1 below zero on Tuesday.
The winter storm is the biggest to hit Chicago on New Year’s Day since 1999. Some areas have seen more than a foot of snow since the storm began New Year’s Eve.
After a mild weekend, temps have plunged below freezing, and will stay there through the end of the week, with lows in the single digits most nights. On top of that, the New Year likely could start with several inches of snow.
A freezing rain advisory was issued Sunday morning and extended to 2 p.m. for areas in northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana.