If you thought today's snowstorm was rough, brace yourself, this weekend we could be in for more snow and much colder temps. 

It is winter, I tell myself as I type this curled up under a blanket on my couch watching the snow fall outside my window... and summer will eventually come back.

But like you, I am not in love with this winter snowstorm. Could it be because we went so long without seeing any snowflakes so far this year? Maybe.

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Could it be because in 2024 we finally do understand that canceling school and closing businesses is a good thing when there's bad weather, but we feel guilty because we know 20 years ago we would be trudging uphill in our boots to make sure we didn't miss a minute of our responsibilities?

Or could I be hating on this snow because I know that it's only the beginning of what could be a an awfully long winter.

Ding. Ding. Ding. We have a winner. That's the problem here, it's only the beginning.

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And the second round is on the way this weekend.

Northern Illinois Snowstorm Forecast This Weekend

According to Accuweather.com, this weekend, Northern Illinois is in for a whammy of a snowstorm and this time it's going to be a heck of a lot colder when you're out shoveling your driveway.

Right now (at I type this at 5:24pm on Tuesday, January 9), the prediction is that this Friday, January 12, we will be facing a snowy, windy day, with about 2-4 inches of snow expected.

National Weather Service Chicago

The real problem is Saturday, January 13, when the temp is planning to drop from 20 degrees to -5, and we're going to add 8-12 more inches of snow to our yards.

And I hate to bring you this news too... but things get worst on Sunday. Our high temp is 0 and we're likely to hit -11.

I'm counting down the days until summer, how about you?

Biggest snowfalls recorded in Illinois history

Stacker compiled a list of the biggest 1-day snowfalls in Illinois using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.

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