Chicago, IL – Residents in Chicago and surrounding areas are on high alert as a major winter storm approaches, bringing with it the potential for whiteout conditions and snow accumulations of up to 6 inches.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch effective from Friday morning through Saturday morning, covering portions of northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana. According to meteorologists, the incoming storm is expected to create hazardous travel conditions, particularly impacting Friday’s commutes.
The combination of heavy snowfall and strong winds, gusting as high as 45 to 50 mph, could lead to significantly reduced visibility. Drivers are advised to exercise extreme caution on the roads and to stay updated on the latest weather advisories.
The most severe weather, including the possibility of blizzard-like conditions, is predicted for Friday evening into the early hours of Saturday. While areas closer to Lake Michigan might see less snow due to higher temperatures, the threat of whiteout conditions remains a major concern across the region. Residents should prepare for potential disruptions and exercise caution during this period.