First snow, then arctic cold in our forecast. Winter weather advisory expanded.

  • Snow began to fall Wednesday afternoon on pedestrians in the parking lot of Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee.

      Snow began to fall Wednesday afternoon on pedestrians in the parking lot of Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Traffic slows along Route 31 in Lake in the Hills as snow began to collect on the streets Wednesday afternoon.

      Traffic slows along Route 31 in Lake in the Hills as snow began to collect on the streets Wednesday afternoon. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • The coldest temperatures of the year are forecast for the area Thursday night into Friday morning.

    The coldest temperatures of the year are forecast for the area Thursday night into Friday morning. Daily Herald FILE PHOTO

 
Daily Herald staff report
Updated 2/12/2020 4:39 PM

A winter weather advisory has been expanded to include Cook, DuPage and Kane counties.

Snow should move into the area this afternoon and continue into Thursday, the National Weather Service is forecasting.

Some areas could see as much as four inches of snow by the time the storm moves out of the area.

Wind gusts of up to 35 mph on Thursday could lead to blowing snow in some open areas as well.

The advisory originally included Will County and areas south of I-80.

The advisory runs from 4 p.m. today until noon Thursday.

After the snow moves out of the area, the cold will sweep in.

Temps should drop throughout the day Thursday, with highs in the low 20s.

Windchills early Friday could drop as low as 10 to 20 below zero in some areas.

Highs on Friday will be in the teens, with lows overnight around 7.

It should feel much warmer on Saturday, with highs in the mid-30s.

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