DOWNTOWN — Chicago could get more than an inch of snow during the season’s first significant snowfall that begins Thursday.
The light snowstorm will start about 9 p.m. Thursday and last until 9 a.m. Friday, said Todd Kluber, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
About an inch of snow is expected to hit most of the city, but some parts of Chicago could get another half-inch on top of that, Kluber said.
“It does look like the snow could fall at least heavily enough for a brief period there Thursday night that you could get … a couple slushy spots on area roadways,” Kluber said.
The snowstorm is hitting slightly earlier than normal, as Chicago typically gets it first “significant” accumulation of snow — meaning 1 inch or more — in the first week of December, Kluber said.
It’s not a record, though: Chicago’s gotten snow as early as late October in the past, Kluber said.
“It’s not unprecedented, though, to see a snowfall like this, this early,” Kluber said. “It’s not necessarily … not possible, but it’s something that doesn’t occur frequently for at least this point of November.”
Temperatures are expected to stick around the 30s throughout the weekend.