A total of five to eight inches of snow and severe winter weather conditions are expected. Snow across southern and central MI ranged from 7 inches on the western side of the state to more than 2 inches in the Detroit area.
In the Chicago area, snow will start during the Thursday-evening commute, but the most significant impacts are expected for the Friday-morning rush. Snow is predicted to continue into Friday morning before tapering off late Friday afternoon.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for DeKalb, Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, Lee, McHenry, LaSalle, Grundy, Kane, and Kendall Counties from 6 p.m. until midnight Friday. Tomorrow, the snow will be heaviest in the morning, making the commute to work hard.
The latest winter storm is fueled by an impulse of energy flowing through a broad southward dip in the jet stream - lifting moist air over a surface frontal system.
The snow is over 24 hours away and snowfall timing and amounts may change.
Greylock Snow Day posted on Tuesday that it has a "high confidence in the early release for all districts in Berkshire County, and a better than 55 percent chance that we get full snow days for all".
Heading into the weekend the biggest concern for SW Montana will be the bitter cold temperatures especially during the morning as wind chills will likely dip below zero Saturday. Frey said Saturday and Sunday will be cloudy, with the sun finally returning on Monday, but temperatures are expected to be in the upper 20s making it a good weekend for skiing and snowboarding.
Generally, northern counties can expect 3-6 inches of fresh snow by the end of the day Friday.
State Department of Transportation snow and ice operations will be deployed as conditions necessitate.
Drivers are exempt from the fines when the snow, sleet and freezing rain begins or continues while the vehicle is traveling.
We've seen a few rounds of snow so far this week and while many are hoping for a break, it doesn't appear we're going to be getting one anytime soon.