It looks like we will dodge any large snow storms in 2021, but that’s gonna change as soon as the calendar flips!
The National Weather Service is forecasting a significant snow fall for Saturday, January 1st, 2022. They have about 70% confidence in most of seeing between 5″ and 7″. Is that a blizzard of epic proportions? No! But it’s surely significant and will effect travel. Additionally, the snow will be of a more fluffy variety than that HEAVY, WET snow we had on Tuesday!
The NWS stop short of saying EXACTLY how much will fall where. It’s very difficult, especially several days out, to accurately predict specific snow totals. What happens in Naperville may not be exactly what happens in Joliet or Elgin.
Significant winter storm expected on Saturday. Areas to our west now have winter storm watches issued and most likely we will see a watch for our area issued at some point today. Tracking and strength not certain yet to determine snow totals. Be prepared. #ilwx pic.twitter.com/EcKXaIahjr
— Joliet Weather Center ❄️ (@JolietWeather) December 30, 2021
We’ll see how the forecast updates over the course of the next 24-48 hours, but it’s safe to assume Saturday will be a great day to stay inside!
At least it’s happening on the weekend!
Here’s all the detail you could ever need!