National Weather Service Statement as of 5:00 AM CST on February 21, 2013
Expires 7:00 PM EST on February 22, 2013READ MORE: Nearly 17,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
… Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 9 PM this evening to 6 PM CST Friday…
* timing… snow is expected to develop Thursday evening and continue into Friday. The snow will change over to and possibly mix with light freezing drizzle Friday morning.READ MORE: 'Baby Whisperer' Patti Ideran Has Some Advice For How To Calm Fussy Or Colicky Babies
* Main impact… storm total snowfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are expected. Ice accumulations will be less than a tenth of an inch.
* Other impacts… a period of heavy snow with snow fall rates of one inch per hour is possible late Thursday evening into the overnight hours. Easterly winds gusting to 25 to 30 mph may cause blowing snow and reduced visibility.
Precautionary/preparedness actions…MORE NEWS: Mother, 2-Year-Old Daughter Carjacked In Wicker Park
A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow… sleet… or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities… and use caution while driving.