The snowless streak has broken a 1940 record of 319 days. No snow is expected in the immediate future.
With no snow in sight, Wednesday is expected to be the 320th consecutive day without at least an inch of snowfall in the Chicago area. That breaks the record of 319 days previously set in 1940. Chicago is expected to continue to set new records with no snow in the forecast. Only 1.3 inches have fallen so far this winter, according to the Chicago Tribune. That ties with 1889-1890 as Chicago's "most snow-deprived start.
A storm system could dump 6 to 12 inches of snow on the Midwest this Thursday.
Update 12:15 p.m. Tuesday: The National Weather Service has issued a "hazardous weather outlook" for north central Illinois beginning today. A period of late snow may be expected late this morning into the afternoon. Some minor slushy snow accumulation is possible. Starting Wednesday evening to Thursday evening a strong storm system is forecasted to be in the area. It will begin with rain from Wednesday evening through sunrise Thursday, but is then expected to turn to snow with strong winds. Blizzard conditions may be possible. Original story: It's time to get those shovels ready. Chicago's snow-less streak is expected to end Thursday with a storm that could drop six to 12 inches of snow on the Midwest, according to the Chicago Tribune. It…