Winter storm may bring more wind than snow

December 18, 2012

Chicago has been holding strong to a record number of days without snowfall. But that could come to an end on Thursday. Forecasters are predicting at least 1 to 3 inches of the fluffy white stuff.

According to National Weather Service Meteorologist Amy Sceley, the winter storm is moving in from the Southern plains.

“It’s going to bring us a chance for our first measurable snowfall for the season, which I think a lot of people have been waiting for,” she said.

And Sceley said for now, that is the only day we will see any.

“Right now we don’t have any snow through the 7-day forecast, just this one day,” she said.

The winter storm is expected to have very strong winds associated with it.

“Gusts as high as 50-55 miles an hour so any snow that dries out is going to be blowing around so that could lead to decreased visibilities. ” said Sceley.

But, don’t get too excited. It’s not likely to turn into a winter wonderland. Sceley said the snowfall isn’t expected to stick around for more than a day. So, if you’re looking forward to a little sledding, you may be out of luck.

As for a white Christmas, that’s still up in the air.