Weather Alert for Chicago, Possibility of Winter storm with Heavy Snowfall

As per the recent weather forecast, the weather won’t be good for the citizens of Chicago. Temperatures reached 50 degrees on Wednesday, with windy conditions and afternoon rains.
With south wind gusts of 40 to 45 mph, a Wind Advisory is in force until 6 p.m.

A few showers are possible, but the best possibility comes later in the evening, when the rain could be heavy. Flooding might be a problem, particularly south of Interstate 80.

Cook, DuPage, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, Will, Iroquois, and Ford counties in Illinois, as well as Lake, Porter, Newton, and Jasper counties in Indiana, are under a Winter Storm Watch from Wednesday evening to Thursday evening.

Cook County is under a Winter Weather Advisory from 3 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, followed by a Winter Storm Warning from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In Illinois, Grundy, Kankakee, Kendall, LaSalle, and Livingston counties, as well as eastern Will County, will be under a Winter Storm Warning, as will Lake and Porter counties in Indiana. A Winter Storm Warning is in place in Ford and Iroquois counties in Illinois from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Rain chances turn to freezing rain, then snow accumulation. By early Thursday, an icy mix with snow is expected. With high gusts creating blowing and drifting snow, accumulations of 3′′ to 7′′ are possible. The highest snowfall, up to 10 inches, will be reported in Indiana’s Jasper and Newton counties.

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