'Gusty' Winter Weather Is On The Way In Chicago

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The latest gust of winter weather is in store for people in Chicago, which likely means chilly temperatures and precipitation.

The National Weather Service Chicago predicts that “gusty southeast winds will usher in much milder conditions Tuesday (November 16). However, another cold front will bring rain on Wednesday and a return to colder weather to end the week.” Officials also noted 5 Things to Know about Winter Forecasts, headed into the snowy season. Some advice includes checking for updated forecasts frequently, knowing your terminology (the difference between a watch, a warning and an advisory), and more.

Earlier this year, the Farmers Almanac shared its winter weather outlook for the 2021-2022 season, calling for an “icy, flaky” winter ahead for Illinois and in some bordering states. Although winter weather may calm down by February, Illinoisans should expect a blustery January to start off 2022, according to the forecast.

In case of snowy weather, the National Weather Service Chicago noted to Illinois drivers:

“When a Blizzard Warning is issued, severe, life-threatening winter wx (whiteout conditions) is imminent. Non-essential travel is strongly discouraged. Remember, a blizzard means <=1/4 mi. visibility for 3+ hrs due to falling &/or blowing snow & 35+ mph winds.”

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