Blizzard-Like Conditions Possible Friday Afternoon, Evening

Winds will create blizzard-like conditions in rural, open areas in McHenry County.

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued yet another Winter Weather Advisory for McHenry County. The latest advisory is effective 4 p.m. Friday through 9 a.m. Saturday. 

The advisory is in addition to the Wind Chill Advisory that remains in effect until 10 a.m. Friday. 

Per the Winter Weather Advisory, blowing and drifting snow is expected to begin Friday afternoon. Drifting snow with blizzard-like conditions Friday evening through Saturday morning are possible, the NWS states. 

Winds will shift to the south Friday morning with speeds approaching 20 to 25 mph, gusting to near 35 mph. This will create considerable blowing and drifting of snow, according to the National Weather Service. 

Visibility could be reduced to near zero at times - primarily in open and rural areas. 


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