Spring to take a break over the weekend


By evening, Chicago had snow and cold temperature, which was uncommon during this period of the year.

"We're expecting snow through a good chunk of the day", National Weather Service meteorologist Aaron Gilstead said Friday morning, with the chance of a couple more inches of accumulation. Plan for some extra travel time tomorrow morning to be on the safe side.

As a result of the storm, motorists are advised to plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute on Friday. The line where the rain changes over to snow could dip into Orange and Durham counties.

A cold air mass remains settled over the state and will linger through the weekend. A high in the mid-20s and north wind gusts of 25 miles per hour are also forecast. In between the showers you will see a mostly cloudy sky and our highs will be in the low 50s.

That Saturday snow threat for the Philadelphia region appears to be all but toast. But thats probably as warm as it will get and the wind will make it feel more like the 20s and 30s. Moisture looks to move in late Saturday night lasting right through much of the daytime hours Sunday. I expect Springfield to stay dry, but there could be a spotty shower (rain/snow) north around Lake of the Ozarks in the afternoon. The record low for Saturday morning is 23 in 1990.that one is not in jeopardy. Sunday will still be chilly with our highs in the 40s.

Newer models are indicating that the Parkland is more likely to see rain than snow two weeks after the first day of spring. Monday's high will be around 45 degrees. Mostly cloudy with a few rain or snow showers. Tuesday's highs will be in the upper 40s to the lower 50s. A warming trend develops for next week.

DILLON: Low: 32, High: 50. "We've seen (temperatures) of 100 degrees and down as low as 5 degrees".