The Chicago area could set a new winter record today.
According to a story from the Chicago Tribune, if the area does not receive more than 0.1 of an inch of snow Monday, we’ll set a record for the number of days between measurable snowfalls—280. A measurable snowfall is more than 0.1 of an inch, the Trib reports.
The National Weather Service has a Hazardous Weather Outlook that says scattered snow showers are probable today, with some localized minor accumulation. Northwest Indiana could get one or two inces of swow due to the Lake effect—but that's mainly over northwest Porter County.
Temperatures will remain unseasonably warm later in the week with predicted highs in the mid-40s, according to the NWS.
This season’s lack of snow coupled with last winter’s below average snow total is not helping with the drought conditions the area has experienced this year, the Trib reports.
Last winter, the area received only 19.8 inches of snow. The yearly average as measured at O’Hare International Airport is 36.7 inches, the Trib said.