Rain, snow mix to continue impacting Chicago area for several days – NBC Chicago

A slow-moving low pressure system stationed over Lake Michigan brings bands of rain and snow to the Chicago area Wednesday, and it likely won’t leave the upper Midwest for a few days.

According to the NBC 5 Storm Team, the system continues to drag these bands of precipitation across the region Wednesday, bringing slushy snow to the city and its western suburbs and rain to areas further south.

This system is expected to cross Lake Michigan and enter West Michigan by Wednesday evening, but its impacts will still be felt here as rain is expected to continue to fall as temperatures warm above freezing throughout the area.

Wind gusts are also expected to continue in conjunction with the weather system, reaching up to 40 miles per hour in some locations further south in the city.

Thursday morning is expected to see mixed precipitation again, and while accumulating snow likely won’t fall, travel conditions could still be slippery and hazardous for morning travel due to lingering precipitation.

Rain is expected to continue on and off through Thursday afternoon and evening, and scattered showers will remain in the forecast through Friday morning when the system finally moves far enough away from the Chicago area.

Friday afternoon and Saturday should be partly to mostly sunny, but highs will still remain in the 40s across the region. Highs could threaten 50 by Sunday, but scattered showers will be possible late in the weekend.

A warming trend could arrive by Monday, with highs rising back into the 60s just in time for a total solar eclipse in southern Illinois and central Indiana.

Stay tuned to the NBC 5 Storm Team for all the latest weather alerts and information.

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