A burst of lake-effect snow is expected push through the Chicago area Friday, reducing visibility as the plume moves south throughout the afternoon.
No accumulation is expected, but cold surfaces could become slushy, according to the National Weather Service.
The main effect of the snow will be reduced visibility, which could be limited to two miles to a half mile, forecasters said.
A narrow band of lake effect snow showers is pushing into the Chicago area. This plume will extend south-southwest. The main impact is likely to be primarily reduced visibility, which could briefly be as low as one half mile. Accumulation is not likely in most areas. #ilwx #inwx pic.twitter.com/3qUMxeiiLc— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) January 8, 2021
The forecast at O’Hare International Airport calls for a 20% chance of flurries throughout the day.
The weekend should be mostly cloudy with daily high temperatures in the low to mid-30s, according to the weather service’s forecast.
Monday, however, is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 31 degrees.
The unusually quiet weather for January and mostly cloudy skies much of the time will continue into next week. Flurries are possible at times today-tonight, though no accums/impacts expected. Modest cool-down over the weekend, then warming trend by mid next week. #ilwx #inwx pic.twitter.com/KUPlNAdSxc— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) January 8, 2021