Kris Brummel snapped this shot of his bike’s tire tracks in the snow on the Fox River Bike Trail in Aurora Sunday.
Rebekah Pircon shares this shot of some happy young people frolicking in the snow in Batavia, IL
Icicles hang from this tree in Dallas Texas in the recent ice storm there. This photo comes to us from Nina Kuzio who forwarded this shot from her nephews wife Margaret Glasch in Dallas.
Thanks to Mick Morel for this great shot showing the effect of freezing temperatures, snow and wave erosion at Dempster Street Beach in Evanston.
In the wake of the first significant snow of the season (3.1″ at O’Hare) Arctic air will strengthen its grip on the area with wind chills tonight dipping down to 5 to 15 below in our coldest spots tonight. A reinforcing shot of Arctic air will arrive Wednesday and by Thursday morning most outlying areas will see subzero lows. It could be just the second time in the last 30 years to see temperatures dip below zero so early in the season.
High temperatures on Wednesday may not get out of the teens. That would be the coldest day we have seen since a high of 14° on February 1st this year.
A clipper system will carry that bitterly cold air here and when it passes through early Wednesday it could lay down a fresh coating of fluffy snow. Early indications are 1-3″ could accumulate. Beyond that, another system late Friday into early Saturday has the potential to squeeze out 2-4″ of snow.
This has been a snowy start to winter, at least relatively speaking. The first 1″ snowfall last winter didn’t occur until January 25th while the first 3″ snow didn’t hit until February 26th.
9:00 pm CST
Here are the latest snow totals through 9pm
Midway 2.2 inches
Downers Grove 2.9 inches
Mundelein 3.5 inches