Extreme Cold AND Lots of Snow Is A Sure Bet Starting Thursday
Remember earlier this week when weather forecasters were predicting that we would see either extremely cold temperatures OR another major snowfall heading into this weekend? Well my friends, it looks more and more like we are going to get both.
(Insert maniacal laughing here)
Which bad news should I start with? Well, we've been preparing ourselves all week for the bitter cold ahead, that's old news at this point. Let's start with the extreme likelihood snow will hit the Stateline area Thursday night, and they're not talking a light dusting, they're talking several inches that will then blow around like crazy into Friday morning.
Here's the latest predictions from the US National Weather Service Chicago;
Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Candice King sent out a similar warning this morning that said;
Winter Storm Watches have been issued for parts on northern Illinois for Thursday for the risk of heavier snow, but also very strong winds. These strong winds will cause blowing and drifting snow Thursday, sharply reducing visibility Thursday evening, making travel very difficult. Generally about 3-6 inches of snow will be possible, but the combination of the wind and falling snow may cause near blizzard like conditions Thursday evening.
If you have the ability to work from home on Friday, you should probably make plans to do that right now. Being blinded by blowing snow and trying to drive around massive drifts is never any fun. Avoid that mess if you can, and stay safe!