Fri. Jun 2nd, 2023

The Nationwide Climate Service has issued a winter storm look ahead to all the Chicago space, with “blizzard circumstances” and wind gusts in extra of fifty miles per hour doable later this week.

In response to the alert, the watch will take impact Thursday night and can stay in impact till Friday evening.

McHenry, Lake, DeKalb, Kane, DuPage, LaSalle, Kendall, Grundy and Kankakee counties are all included within the watch, as are Indiana’s Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper counties.

Whereas forecasts are unclear as to how a lot snow may very well fall, with the storm nonetheless doubtlessly taking a number of totally different paths to reach within the Midwest, what is thought is {that a} snow occasion will coincide with fierce winds Thursday and into Friday.

The Nationwide Climate Service says that “blizzard circumstances are doable” with the storm, with some wind gusts exceeding 50 miles per hour.

Because of this, journey will change into troublesome, if not not possible, in the course of the peak of the storm, and energy outages can be doable because of the hazardous circumstances.

“White-out circumstances” will be anticipated on space roadways, leaving visibility ranges at or close to zero.

After the storm passes by the realm, frigid chilly temperatures are anticipated, with highs doubtlessly dropping into the one digits over the weekend.

Keep tuned to the NBC 5 Information for all the most recent forecasts, or obtain the NBC Chicago app for up-to-date info and radar.

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