Winter Storm Warning
Old Man Winter isn’t quite done with Chicago yet. More than half a foot of snow could fall in the city Tuesday night through Wednesday morning.
The historic winter of 2013-14 continues as a Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the Chicago area on Monday.
Heavy, blowing snow was making Chicago area roads very treacherous early Wednesday, and airlines were cancelling hundreds of flights at O’Hare and Midway airports due to the winter storm.
Snow is falling in parts of southern Illinois and central Indiana and forecasters say parts of the region could get more than a foot by the time a wintry storm moves through.
Snow plows were out in force, hundreds of flights have been cancelled at the city’s airports, and many area schools were closed on Tuesday, amid a storm that could drop up to 10 inches of snow.
A winter storm bearing down on Chicago could bring up to ten inches of snow to the area by Wednesday.
The Chicago area will experience multiple seasons in one day Friday, with thunderstorms for some area residents, and later, snow falling at a rate of 1 inch per hour for others.
Chicago is getting slammed by all the worst of winter Friday, with dangerous cold in the morning giving way to a snowstorm that could dump up to 8 inches.
Spring in January is officially over, as the first major snowstorm of the season blanketed the Chicago area, forcing airlines to cancel hundreds of flights and threatening to make a mess of the evening rush.
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.
A winter storm could drop up to three inches of snow and cover northern Illinois in ice by Sunday afternoon.