WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS: Much warmer temperatures will move in on top the existing snow creating widespread areas of fog and drizzle. There could be some patchy freezing drizzle early Saturday before temperatures remain above freezing for at least the first part of next week.
ANOTHER RECORD: If you are keeping score at home, so far this past January we have set:
✔️New record for coldest temperature observed during the month of January.
✔️New record for the coldest temperature ever observed in the state of Illinois.
NEW!✔️New record for the highest amount of snowfall observed during the month of January.
The only record left standing is the coldest January on record when you combine all of the temperatures. That title still holds for the year 1979.