Season's First Serious Snowstorm Headed Our Way

According to the National Weather Service, snow will start falling after midnight and road salt will be less effective because the overnight low will be about 11.

If the National Weather Service's forecast holds true, we're going to wake tomorrow to anywhere from two to four inches of snow.

A winter weather advisory has been issued for the Oswego area starting at midnight, which is when the white stuff is to start falling, and ending at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Should make for a lovely morning rush-hour commute.

The most intense part of the storm will be between 4 and 8 a.m. for north central Illinois and the Chicago suburbs, according to the most recent forecast. 

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Other affected areas include: Joliet, Chicago, Aurora, DeKalb, Wheaton, Ottawa and Morris.

Also, "very cold temperatures will make regular non-treated road salt less effective," the weather service said.

Tonight's low will be -3 degrees with windchill, relatively balmy compared to the -15 degrees with windchill expected during the day Wednesday. Without windchill temperatures are expected at 11 degrees tonight. 

Fortunate we have mid-20's to look forward to during the weekend. 

With those frigid temperatures in effect, here are some warming centers around Oswego if you need to get out of the cold:

The following places all serve as warming centers in Yorkville:

  • Beecher Community Center and Senior Service Associates, 908 Game Farm Road
  • Caring Hands Thrift Shop, 1002 S. Bridge Street (Monday - Friday, 9am-5 pm & Saturday, 9 am-3pm) 
  • Grace Community Church, Route 126 and Mill Road
  • Kendall County Health Department, 811 W. John Street
  • Heritage Woods of Yorkville, 242 Greenbriar Road
  • Kendall County Public Safety Center, 1102 Cornell Road (24-hour availability)
  • Yorkville Public Library, 902 Game Farm Road

A full list of warming centers in Kendall County can be found here.


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