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. 

RELATED: 13 Accidents Reported in Oswego During Sunday Snowfall

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 Oswego:

  • All Oswegoland Park District locations: Civic Center, 5 Ashlawn Avenue, Montgomery; Prairie Point, 313 E. Washington Street (corner of Plainfield & Grove Rds.), Oswego;  Boulder Point Location, 0 Boulder Hill Pass (corner of Boulder Hill Pass & Rt. 25), Montgomery; and South Point Location, 810 Preston Lane, Oswego from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Oswego Police Department for 24 hours a day
  • Both Oswego Public Library campuses: 32 W. Jefferson St., Oswego; and  1111 Reading Dr., Montgomery from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the weekdays
  • Oswego Senior Center from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the weekdays
  • Oswego Village Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the weekdays

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


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