Is it really May? Snow reported in north, northwest suburbs

Written By SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE Posted: 05/16/2014, 01:38am

The calendar might say it’s mid-May, but wet snow fell Friday morning in several northern suburbs and could continue until about 8:30 a.m.

Snow was reported in “too many towns to count” in the northern and northwestern regions, including Hoffman Estates, Wonder Lake, Lincolnshire and Lake Zurich, National Weather Service Meteorologist Amy Seeley said.

No snow had been reported in Chicago as of 7:30 a.m., Seeley said, but thee chance of wet snow or ice pellets will continue until at least 8:30 a.m.

Even though the downtown area is one of the warmer spots in northern Illinois, but the conditions are still right for some flurries, meteorologist Matt Friedlein said.

A high of 48 degrees is expected for later in the day, according to the weather service.

Commuters shouldn’t worry too much about the potential wintry mix. Any snow that falls won’t be heavy enough to stick to the ground or make roads more slick than rain will, Friedlein said.

“There may be some slowdowns, simply from rain during the morning rush hour,” Friedlein said.

The weather service forecast a 70 percent chance of rain during the day, with a 20 percent chance at night.

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