By Amanda Luevano
Heavy snow and freezng rain could make for a slick and slow commute Friday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in DuPage County from 9 p.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday.
Snow is expected to develop Thursday evening and continue into Friday, the NWS said Thursday afternoon. The snow may mix with light freezing drizzle or rain Friday morning, making for slick travel.
Storm total snowfall amounts of 3 to 7 inches for Naperville are expected, with ice accumulation of less than one-tenth of an inch. Brief white out conditions are possible as heavy snow combines with wind gusts as high as 30 mph through Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
Before commuters head out on Friday morning, they can check local road conditions on the city of Naperville's interactive snow routes status map, which can be viewed here.
The Chicago area could see its "biggest snow of the year" Thursday into Friday morning, according to Accuweather.com.
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So far, we've received little more than a dusting, so is the "biggest snow of the year" going to be something on which we can sled on?
The storm has the "potential to bring 3 inches or a bit more" to the area, but combined with another snow during the first part of next week, we might see a legitimate amount of Chicago winter white.
It still won't bring us up to even the totals of last year—not an epic snow year by any standards—when we had more than 15 inches by mid-February, Accuweather says.
The snow is expected to start falling in earnest around 10 p.m. Thursday, according to weather.com, and continue through 1 p.m. Friday.