Winter has come roaring back.
A few flurries lingering around this morning, otherwise a cold start to your Friday. They dropped into the upper 20s around the Baltimore region early Thursday morning after a cold front moved through Wednesday, and peaked in the mid- to upper 30s Thursday afternoon. Look for a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the low-to-mid 30s. With highs in the mid 30s, wind chills will be in the 20s thanks to a north wind that could gust as high as 20 miles per hour.
All eyes are on our next system that rolls into town from west to east late Friday - Sunday.
Snow will likely begin in the immediate Chicago area Saturday morning with the city receiving an inch or two.
Travel could be impacted by light snow or ice accumulations, especially north and west of Raleigh.
Snow intensity will increase Saturday evening, and turn heavy Saturday night into early Sunday. Not only have we snapped our 29 day warm streak with above average temperatures, now, we are looking at a Winter Storm to move in by the weekend.
A winter weather advisory means snow will primarily cause travel difficulties.
A sharp gradient of snow is expected beginning late tonight in central IL and southernmost portions of the Chicago area, spreading north and east over much of northeast IL into northwest Indiana Saturday as low pressure tracks from the Texas Panhandle east through Tennessee.