Oh, no ... Snow
First flurries might begin Wednesday night or Thursday.
Yes, sure, there's a chance of flooding roadways or riverbanks in the forecast. But to be honest, that's not as scary as that one word that's creeping into the National Weather Service forecast.
There. I said it. I'm glad I said it. What do you think about that?
"THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE FOX RIVER ... AT MONTGOMERY AFFECTING KANE AND KENDALL COUNTIES ...
"IF YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED ROADWAY ... TURN AROUND AND FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT WEATHER.GOV/CHICAGO."
But there it is—that word—in the plain, old everyday forecast.
"Thursday: A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Breezy, with a west northwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent."