CHICAGO (WLS) — The Chicago climate forecast this week reveals a big winter storm that is anticipated to dump a number of inches of snow earlier than Christmas.
The Nationwide Climate Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for your complete Chicago space and northwest Indiana from 6 p.m. Thursday to six a.m. Saturday.
ABC7 Meteorologist Tracy Butler mentioned that whereas it is too early to speak particular snowstorm quantities, the Chicago space may see 6 inches of snow or extra by the weekend.
The most recent forecast reveals the storm may start Thursday afternoon as a wintry combine and even some rain earlier than altering over to a gradual snow Thursday evening, then persevering with via Friday.
When precisely the rain will change over to snow will differ throughout the area and can have an effect on snow totals.
“There’s nonetheless some uncertainty within the observe, however the one factor that appears sure: journey inconveniences and positively disruptions,” Butler mentioned.
Gusty winds as much as 50 mph are anticipated, Butler mentioned, which may lead to blizzard circumstances and make journey treacherous. Energy outages can even be a priority.
Temps can even crash from the kids on Friday to single-digits over the weekend.
“By Saturday, it is simply plain chilly,” Butler mentioned.
Keep tuned to ABC7 Eyewitness Information and ABC7Chicago.com for the newest forecast and snowfall quantities because the winter storm approaches.
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