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Chicago Might Maybe Possibly See Flurries Of Snow Thursday

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Oct 28, 2015 2:42PM

There is maybe, possibly, a small chance the Chicago area will see its first snow flurries of the season early Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

The week has been a wet one so far and is expected to continue to be rainy into Thursday in parts of the Northwest Illinois region, but the region could see its first snow, too, if conditions are right.

"If models are a little too warm on conditions at daybreak Thursday, there could be some flurries in far Northern Illinois," National Weather Service reps said in their discussion of the weather forecast Wednesday morning. "But right now, the ice nuclei area is a little too high from what it looks like to be saturated and reached in the boundary layer."

In other words, probably not.

Climate experts are predicting an unseasonably warm and dry winter ahead for Chicagoland thanks to a massive El NiƱo storm system brewing. November is already shaping up to appear to be warmer than typical, according to the National Weather Service, which is predicting a warm-up and the potential for multiple 70-degree days. Let's hope so.

[H/T DNAinfo]