CHICAGO (CBS) – The pattern of off-and-on miserable weather will continue Friday with snow that could dump about three to five inches in some parts of Chicagoland and up to seven inches farther south.
This latest storm may generate enough snow to set an all-time record for snowfall in February.
A winter storm warning is in effect during for areas far south of Chicago, including Jasper and Newton counties in Indiana. A winter weather advisory is in effect for other counties to the south of the city and Lake and Porter counties in Northwest Indiana.
CBS 2 Meteorologist Steve Baskerville says the snow will arrive after midnight.
To the north in Lake and McHenry counties in Illinois and Kenosha County in Wisconsin, totals are expected at only 1 to 3 inches. But for areas to the south, snow totals could top out at 5 to 7 inches.
Shovels will be a requirement when Friday morning comes around, and the Friday morning commute may be messy.
Meanwhile, by the start of next week, the term “active weather pattern” is sure to be one of the most despised expressions in Chicago. Snow is also expected on Saturday, light snow and rain on Sunday, and more snow on Monday.
A break is not expected until Tuesday into Wednesday.