...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM FRIDAY TO 1 AM CDT SATURDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM FRIDAY TO 1 AM CDT SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
SNOW IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD THE AREA AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY FRIDAY BEFORE DIMINISHING EARLY FRIDAY EVENING. TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION OF UP TO 8 INCHES IS EXPECTED OVER MUCH OF THE WARNING AREA. THERE WILL BE A VERY SHARP DIVISION BETWEEN THE HEAVY SNOW AREA AND A NARROW BAND OF MIXED PRECIPITATION BEFORE CHANGING OVER TO ALL RAIN OVER LOCATIONS SOUTH OF THE ILLINOIS AND KANKAKEE RIVERS.
A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW... SLEET... AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BE VERY HAZARDOUS. THIS WILL ALSO BE A VERY WET...HEAVY SNOW. EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN SHOVELING.
Except the national radar map is pretty much empty right now. I know that's still 12 hours away, but I can't help but feel like we ought to see something on the map. Shouldn't someone be getting pounded by that weather right now?
And our current weather? Mid-40's and sunny. Yeah, baby.
(I'm bringing my boots home with me, just in case.)