Winter storm to mess with Thursday commutes, could drop 5 inches on North Shore
The North Shore is among several suburban communities in the path of a dangerous winter storm arriving by Thursday morning.
According to the National Weather Service, the area is under a winter weather advisory warning of a mix of wintry precipitation — rain, sleet and snow — arriving in New Trier Township and Highland Park between 4-6 a.m.
The precipitation is expected to last until 2 p.m.
“Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions will likely impact the morning and afternoon commute,” the advisory reads.
The weather service is predicting that the North Shore receives between 2 and 5 inches of snowfall from Thursday through Friday.
The temperature is expected to begin Thursday around 35 degrees and fall to as low as 16 by Thursday evening. Wind gusts could reach 40 mph.
For updates on the winter weather system, visit National Weather Service Chicago.
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This article was developed using publicly available information, such as press releases, municipal records and social media posts.