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Thundersnow Predicted for Area

Thundersnow means higher snow accumulations when the storm hits our area.

The National Weather Service forecast predicts rain and thunderstorms for the Woodridge area this afternoon.

"A chance of rain and thunderstorms, then rain and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Temperature falling to around 36 by 5pm," the forecast states.

Locally, the NWS is based in Romeoville.

A second forecast, from the Northern Illinois Storm Chaser Forecasting Facebook page predicts thundersnow.

"Intense thundersnow will boost rates and totals over the area," the status states. "Chicago metro could get 3 inches south to 6 north all being blown around by 60 mph winds."

The page says the event will be short in duration.

By Thursday, the NWS forecast includes occassional rain before 3 p.m. then rain and snow. The NWS forecast also mentions thunder.

The tempuratures will rise to 50 by noon, but drop to about 34 for the rest of the day.

The chance of precipitation is 100 percent.

A full forecast can be found by clicking here.

Patch will update this story as conditions change.

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