Update: New Snow Total Could Reach 9”

Temperature could reach 20 below zero Sunday night with wind chill factor at -45.

Highland Park cleared these snow piles away Friday in time for more snow and wind chills that could reach -50.
Highland Park cleared these snow piles away Friday in time for more snow and wind chills that could reach -50.

(Update at 3 p.m.) Snow accumulations could reach nine inches before it stops falling at 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Between four and nine inches is now predicted.

(Earlier at 11:45 a.m.) More snow and then bitter cold is what Highland Park can expect between today and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Highland Park can expect an inch or two of new snow overnight before the mercury plunges below zero Sunday night. It may not reach positive numbers again until Wednesday. The City finally finished recovering Friday from more than a foot of snow that started falling Tuesday.

A low of between -16 and -20 is expected Sunday night with wind chills of 35 to 45 below zero possible. The wind chill factor is expected to drop to 40 to 50 below during the day Monday and the actual temperature may not rise above minus 14.

While the day is expected to be warmer Tuesday, positive numbers are not likely. A high of between three below and one above is forecast with a low Tuesday night between two and six below.

With North Shore School District 112 already monitoring condition to determine whether to alter the school schedule Monday, the Highland Park Senior Center has already cancelled its activities Monday. District 112 expects a decision by 6 p.m. Sunday.

Patch will monitor the weather over the weekend and keep you updated on the forecast and closings. If you have an event you plan to cancel or postpone, please let us know in the comments.

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RRR January 04, 2014 at 07:25 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-blizzard-of-1979-flashback-0105-20140105,0,1165621.story Hope the city keeps up with the plowing...


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