Published: Wed, January 30, 2019
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

Winter Storm Warning, Advisory in effect for SE Michigan

Winter Storm Warning, Advisory in effect for SE Michigan

Snow may be moderate to heavy at times, with as much as 5-10 inches of accumulation expected. Frostbite can occur in 15 minutes or less with apparent temperatures of 25 below zero or colder.

"If you plan on commuting Tuesday evening, be aware of the potential for travel disruptions", forecasters said.

Precipitation could start falling Tuesday morning, potentially as snow at higher elevations north and west of Baltimore and a mix of rain and snow along the Interstate 95 corridor. National Weather Service trace of expected wind chills below.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect Tuesday from 4 4 p.m.

The National Weather Service says snow is expected to develop Tuesday morning and continue through Tuesday night.

The cold air moves in all day tomorrow keeping temperatures in the mid teens and colder from the morning into the afternoon. Bitterly cold temps continue through the middle of the week and wind chills could approach -60.

Wind chills on Tuesday night, Wednesday and Thursday could drop to risky readings of -30 or -40 degrees. Lows Wednesday night will fall into the -20s and maybe even -30 in spots.

Additionally, winds have been blowing out the east about 20 miles per hour. Readings may drop into the single digits during the day Wednesday and then settle toward zero.

McHenry County public schools announced Monday closures Sunday night in anticipation of the weather. "The main thing right now is the cold".

We see a warming trend commence late Wednesday as highs make a run toward 50 through the afternoon.

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