4 To 8 Inches Of Snow Expected In Chicago Area

UPDATED 12/04/10 9:58 p.m.


CHICAGO (CBS) – It’s already December, but the only snow we’ve seen so far has been flurries and a dusting on the grass. That changed earlier Saturday morning. Before the snow ends, the Chicago area may get up 4 inches. People living west and south may see as much as 8 inches of accumulation.

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Chicago’s snow fleet is out in force, working to keep city streets passable. Streets and Sanitation had 175 Snow Trucks patrolling main routes and Lake Shore Drive Saturday morning. Trucks were first deployed to the main route system shortly before midnight.

“Our drivers have done a good job handling the first snow of the season and we will be rotating in fresh drivers in the early afternoon so that fatigue does become a factor,” said Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Thomas G. Byrne.

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A winter weather advisory has been posted until midnight tonight for the Cook and Lake Counties, until 4 p.m. for Kane, Mchenry, DuPage, Kendall, and Will Counties, and until 4 a.m. Sunday for Lake and Porter Counties in Northwest Indiana.

The snow fall will diminished to flurries in the afternoon. Lake-enhanced snow continued into the evening in some areas from southern Cook County south along the Indiana border. The snow will shift into Northwest Indiana tonight.

Don’t look for the snow to be melting anytime soon because next week the other shoe will drop. On Monday, temperatures will turn bitter cold, with highs in the 20s and overnight lows as frigid as 15 degrees.

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  • WintryMix

    Now’s the time we all want to move to Florida….

  • johnny chingas

    Florida? Nothing but crooks, pedophiles and old farts. Give me sunny california anyday this winter. As a matter of fact, give me 11 days. Be there on the 23rd sitting in a lawn chair in the brisk west coast sun, maybe have a nice glass of iced tea. Enjoy your winter chicago ;0)

  • jack broughs

    Florida ,california? lol

    Chicago is the best city to live in.California is beautiful but im not ready for my house to break down do to an earthqueak and florida is ttttoooooo hot with hurricans …chicago is the best by far.Cant have xmas with real snow ha ha

  • HeorShe

    Chicago . . . I’m done. I’m going to California where there IS NOT a threat of earthquakes in the entire state and where winter temps are in the 50’s. What the hell took me so long?

  • Steffanie Crossland

    Since when is 3-5 inches of snow being “slammed”? Give me a break.

  • Chicago Dweller


  • BJ

    Yeap! Wimps

  • Frosty

    Indeed! Wimps!

    And unless it’s more than a foot of snow, it doesn’t need to be front and center in the news.


  • Creep

    i wouldn’t call 3 to 5 inches getting ‘hammered’ with snow, and most of the system is passing to the north of chicago, so…. relax.

    and what’s with the picture under the headline??? is that kenny?

  • Tom

    Wanna see weather wimps… come to Connecticut. They shut down schools and all the stores are emptied of batteries, food, milk and bread for a week ahead… The weather forecasters need to fill their time with WARNINGS Tom

  • Special Forces

    Hey Johnny Chingas Yes why don;t you go to California with all the other fruitcakes,I’m sure you will blend in nicely.

  • Vicky

    Al Gore???? Al Gore….???? Where are you? At least the weather has the Liberal’s mouths frozen shut for a while.,

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