By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– It’s the calm before the storm.

Thursday will be quiet with temperatures near 33 degrees and a mix of clouds and sun.

The new year will begin with a winter storm, bringing ice and snow that could lead to power outages and slick driving conditions.
Most Chicago areas, including Northwest Indiana, will be under a Winter Storm Advisory Friday from 6 a.m. to midnight. These areas can expect ice and one to three inches of snow.
A Winter Storm Watch will go into effect Friday at 6 a.m. until midnight for areas near Morris and Ottawa.
New Year’s Day will be cloudy with a wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow moving in during the morning hours. The best chance for freezing rain or icing may be from mid-morning to early afternoon.
Some snow may mix in Friday night and Saturday morning.
On Saturday cloudy skies linger as another storm system rolls past the area bringing a chance of light, accumulating snow Saturday night.
By Sunday, mostly sunny skies return.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff