'Blizzard-Like Conditions' to Give Way to Bone-Chilling Cold: NWS

Monday's high is expected to be a frigid -9 degrees. No word yet on possible school closings in Downers Grove, but check back for updates.

While the lake effect snow advisory is cancelled, the nasty winter weather isn't over.

A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 4 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.


Blowing and drifting snow could begin Friday afternoon, with with blizzard-like conditions Friday evening through early Saturday.

Watch out for wind gusts of up to 35 mph Friday morning, with blowing and drifting of snow reducing visibility to near zero at times, according to the NWS. Use caution especially when traveling in open areas. While the threat of more snow is unlikely, blowing and drifting snow could create blizzard-like conditions for evening commuters, according to the National Weather Service. Wind speeds could be around 20 to 25 mph with gusts reaching 35 mph, the agency added.

Wind chill values could hit as low as -19 Friday.

Saturday, there's a 50 percent chance of snow, mainly after noon, with a high near 31 and wind chill values as low as 1. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph, according to the NWS.

Expect a 40 percent chance of snow Sunday, with a high near 12 and a low around -11 Sunday night. 

School frozen out?

On Monday, the NWS is predicting a high around -9 degrees, and a low Monday night of around -16.

Downers Grove District 99 and District 58 plan to resume classes as scheduled Monday and Tuesday, respectively. Both districts will monitor weather conditions and adjust as needed.

Bookmark this page and check back for any school closing information. 

General Snow Reminders
  • A parking ban wiill be enacted on Village streets and public parking lots between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. when three or more inches of snow have fallen in a 24-hour period or less.
  • It is against village ordinance to shovel, place, or blow snow or ice onto the street, sidewalk or any right-of-way.
  • Please remember to be a good neighbor and shovel your sidewalk, if you are able.

Report Power Outages 

Call ComEd to report outages and/or down power lines at 1-800-EDISON-1 (1-800-334-7661).  Sign up for outage alerts on your mobile devices at the following link http://tinyurl.com/ComEdalerts.

Need to Warm Up?

A warming center will be made available when outside temperatures are below 20 degrees and temperatures indoors are 50 degrees or less. Residents experiencing these conditions for any reason can call 911 to request sheltering assistance. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Transportation to a warming center will be provided if needed. 



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