Winter Storm Could Produce Season's Heaviest Snowfall in Local Area
Up to six-inches of snow predicted Thursday evening. Track the storm's path to Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park and Beverly-Mt. Greenwood using our interactive weather map.
The forecasted snow expected to hit local area on Thursday evening is anticipated to be the heaviest snowfall this winter, with up to six inches of snow accumulation predicted in some parts of the Chicago region.
Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn, Beverly-Mt. Greenwood and other nearby communities can expect to see snow developing late afternoon into the early evening.
Use our handy live weather map to track the storm’s path to the Southland.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, which makes sense because it’s winter—and February.
A winter weather advisory means periods of snow, sleet or freezing ran may produce hazardous road conditions and other traveling difficulties. So be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities.
The weather advisory takes effect 6 p.m. Thursday and ends at noon Friday. Here’s what to expect:
- Snow is expected to develop late Thursday afternoon and continue into Friday morning. Snow mixed with light freezing drizzle is possible Friday morning.
- A period of heavy snow is expected this evening with snow fall rates of one inch or more per hour expected.
- Amounts of 3 to 6 inches are expected, with locally higher amounts possible. Ice accumulations will be less than a tenth of an inch.
- Wing gusts around 30mph are expected with sporadic gusts to 35 mph.
- Heavy snow combined with gusty winds will result in visibilities of less than one half of a mile. Brief white conditions are possible through Friday morning.
- Expect a potentially hazardous morning commute due to slushy road conditions, blowing snow and low visibilities.
- Shoveling and snow removal will also be difficult given the heavy wet snow.
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