Thurndersnow Could Hit Montgomery Thursday
Rain will change to snow Thursday afternoon, according to forecasters; village officials say Montgomery is ready.
Updated at 1 p.m. Dec. 19:
The National Weather Service is predicting one to four inches of snow for the Kane and Kendall County area.
However, there is also the potential for thundersnow, according to the NWS, which could lead to heavier snowfall.
Updated at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 19:
According to the Northern Illinois Stormchaser Forecasting Facebook page, the Chicago area could get "thundersnow," which could lead to heavier snowfall.
"Intense thundersnow will boost rates and totals over the area," the status states. "Chicago metro could get 3 inches south to 6 north all being blown around by 60 mph winds."
Updated at 11:10 a.m. Dec. 19:
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Thursday evening and night for Kendall County.
Thursday could bring rain, thunderstorms, snow, ice and strong winds that could cause near-blizzard/whiteout conditions in some areas.
Motorists are reminded to to use extreme caution while traveling Thursday afternoon and night.
It's time to get those shovels ready.
Chicago's snow-less streak is expected to end Thursday with a storm that could drop six to 12 inches of snow on the Midwest, according to the Chicago Tribune.
It's unclear at this point which areas will see the most snow but "current models suggest the heaviest snowfall will land to the west of Chicago, from northern Missouri through eastern Iowa and up into Wisconsin," according to the Tribune.
The National Weather Service, in a special weather statement, reported that the snow may be preceeded by rain across the area, but will turn completely to snow by Thursday afternoon.
The snow has been a long-time coming this winter season. On Sunday, Chicago surpassed the record for latest first measurable snowfall, according to the National Weather Service. The old record was set on Dec. 16, 1965.
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