A storm is headed towards Elmhurst. Check out its progress with the Weather Channel's interactive map.
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Thursday, February 21
The heaviest snow of the year so far is expected to hit the Elmhurst area beginning on Thursday night. Patch has The Weather Channel's map so you can follow the storm's progress. Don't you just love the map in motion? As of around 2 p.m. on Thursday, the white stuff was expected hit Elmhurst around 9 p.m. Let Patch save you time. Get more local stories like these delivered right to your inbox or smartphone with our free newsletter. Fast signup here. For a different take, like us on Facebook.
Two to 6 inches of snow and winds between 50 and 60 miles per hour are expected by Thursday night.
You didn't really think we could go too much longer without snow, did you? Well, it appears we will now have to pay for our long, record-breaking stretch without it. A blizzard is unfolding near the Colorado/Kansas border as we speak, and will roll northeastward into our area by Thursday. This storm will be known for its gusty winds, from 50 to 60 miles per hour, causing extensive blowing and drifting and possible whiteout conditions. According to the National Weather Service, rain will come first Wednesday night, with possible thunderstorms beginning in the early morning on Thursday and lasting most of the day. The snow will start about 5 p.m. Thursday and continue into the early morning hours on Friday. A winter storm watch is in effect …