Winter weather heading our way could dump some serious snow throughout the area, based on predictions at the National Weather Service.
Friday a winter storm warning goes into effect at 9 a.m. and continues until midnight. Accumulations of five to eight inches are expected, but more snow is possible. The snow is expected to start in the mid-to-late morning, with the heaviest snows expected to fall Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
A winter storm warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected with significant amounts of snow forecasted, according to the weather service.
The National Weather Service is predicting a “treacherous” afternoon commute Friday, with temperatures in the teens expected to make salt on roads less effective. Travelers who are flying may also experience delays or cancellations. Drivers can find real-time road and traffic information on La Grange Patch.
ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED TRAVEL TIMES...RESULTING IN A PARTICULARLY TREACHEROUS AFTERNOON COMMUTE FRIDAY. IN ADDITION...VERY COLD TEMPERATURES IN THE TEENS WILL MAKE SALT LESS EFFECTIVE AND COMBINE WITH HEAVY SNOWFALL RATES TO MAKE IT HARDER FOR ROAD CREWS TO KEEP ROADS CLEAR OF SNOW AND ICE. THE SNOW WILL ALSO RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT DISRUPTIONS TO AIR TRAVEL AS WELL. — National Weather Service Alert on Thursday
The temperature will drop to about 0 degrees tonight and the high on Friday is predicted to top out at 20 degrees. The chance of precipitation is 100 percent, according to the National Weather Service.
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