Brace yourselves. The winter we’ve been dodging so far may be upon us.
Accuweather is predicting a large winter storm, with heavy snow and gusting winds blowing through the Chicago area by Thursday.
The storm will become known for high winds over the Plains, Midwest and eventually the East.
Over the Plains and the Upper Midwest, where snow falls and wind gusts reach 50 mph, extensive blowing and drifting snow is in store with local whiteout conditions.
Widespread travel problems are anticipated with this storm.
The Chicago area is expected to get 1 to 3 inches of snow.
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