Are you ready for the latest round of shoveling? A winter weather advisory for northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin is in effect through 6:00 Friday evening.
Expect very heavy snow at times overnight, with snow fall rates of an inch or more an hour. By the time it’s over, we should see 5 to 7 inches on the ground. The bulk of that is expected by 6:00 am Friday.
Gusty winds should add to the trouble this storm is brewing. Gusts of up to 35 miles an hour are expected, creating brief white-out conditions at times, and knocking visibility down to less than a half mile during less-intense periods.
Blowing snow, slushy or icy roads, and low visibility could complicate the morning commute.