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Winter Storm, Icy Conditions Predicted Wednesday Night

Rain is predicted to turn to snow and quickly freeze-up causing icy conditions making travel difficult Wednesday night into Thursday.

A winter storm is expected to blow its way into Glen Ellyn late Wednesday bringing with it the winter weather we have avoided so far this winter.

The storm is expected to start with rain, which will intensify as it makes its way into the area, turning into snow late Wednesady night, according to the National Weather Service. Snow accumulation is also expected Thursday in the Chicago area.

While it’s still uncertain how much snow will blanket the area, the National Weather Service is predicting winds will become strong Thursday afternoon into the evening, with gusts of about 45-50 mph expected. The strong winds may lead to blowing and drifting snow.

Accuweather.com is predicting a quick freeze-up in the Chicago area leading to icy conditions

Travelers will also want to be prepared. The National Weather Service anticipates problems and the storm may affect flights at O’Hare and Midway.

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