Wet, Slushy Snow Expected Saturday Night Into Sunday

April 13, 2019 - 3:09 pm
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) --  April showers bring May flowers, but April snow brings...you fill in the blank Sunday because Chicagoland could see two inches or more of snow accumulate as temperatures dip overnight.

AccuWeather reports that wet, slushy snow should hit the area around 3 a.m. as temperatures continue to drop toward the early morning hours. Lows tonight should dip to about 36 degrees. The heaviest snowfall is expected to happen from before dawn until midday or early in the afternoon on Sunday. The snow should end by the early evening, forecasters said.

While April snows may not be welcome, they also are not so rare in Chicago. The National Weather Service Chicago reports that a normal April brings about 1.2 inches of snow here. The most we've ever seen? That would be 13.6 inches in 1938.

Expect a wintry mix of precipitation and breezes Sunday with highs of 37 degrees and lows nearing 33 degrees.

Monday picks up with warmer temperatures and sunnier skies. Highs of almost 50 degrees are expected.

Erika Hobbs contributed to the story.