Watch: Chicago Hit with May Snowfall

Watch: Chicago Hit with May Snowfall

McHenry and Dekalb Counties, IL were hit with a surprise snowfall earlier this morning as low pressure swept into the area.  Even though the Chicago area usually hits the 70s this time of year, the temperatures aren’t forecasted to get above the 50s.  The snow isn’t the latest snowfall Chicago has ever received. In 1910, snow fell on June 2.  The last time Chicago received measurable snowfall in May was in 1989.

Chicago isn’t the only place with uncharacteristic cold today. The National Weather Service has forecasted “unseasonably low temperatures across parts of the Midwest and northern Plains Friday morning, with overnight lows 10-15 degrees below normal” and “frost advisories and freeze warnings are in effect across the region.” 

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