Winter Weather Advisory
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until noon. Forecasters predicted up to 2 to 4 inches of snow north of Interstate 80, and 3 to 5 inches north of a line from Dixon to Waukegan.
While temperatures will climb above freezing later on Tuesday, the rain will stick around for the afternoon commute.
A messy mix of rain, sleet and snow is in the forecast for Tuesday morning.
Snow, frigid temperatures and 45-mph winds could make for a grisly Thursday morning in parts of northwest Indiana, the National Weather Service warned.
The temperature will continue to drop through the day Wednesday, falling into the mid-20s by the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. That’s warm compared to Thursday, when the high is only expected to reach into the single digits and low teens.
As if more than a foot-and-a-half of snow over the weekend wasn’t enough, more snow was on the way for the south suburbs, parts of the South Side, and northwestern Indiana from Wednesday morning through Wednesday afternoon.
While the mercury should rise back above zero late Thursday morning, and subzero temperatures shouldn’t return until Saturday, Thursday afternoon will bring a return of snow.
Snow plows were out in full force Monday evening has a winter storm hit the Chicago area with several inches of snow expected to be on the ground by Tuesday morning.
Frigid cold early Monday was only the first real taste of winter for the Chicago area this year. A winter storm Monday night could dump up to 6 inches by Tuesday morning.
After a very mild winter so far, now comes the January weather we are all too familiar with. What we’ve seen Saturday is just a taste of what’s to come.
The advisory affects all suburban Chicago counties in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana from midnight until noon Saturday, the National Weather Service said.
As temperatures drop through the rest of the day on Monday, rain will turn to snow, and the far northern and western suburbs could get up to 3 inches by Tuesday.
Flurries began falling early Wednesday, making streets slick, and covering sidewalks with a light dusting of snow for the morning commute.
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.
The Chicago area has seen the last of subzero temperatures for a few days, but more snow is on the way for the afternoon and evening, and high winds will keep wind chills feeling frigid the rest of the morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Cook County from 10 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday. Advisories for Will, Grundy, Kankakee and LaSalle counties begin at 6 p.m. Friday and continue through noon Saturday.
The snow might be over, after dumping up to 3 inches of flakes on the Chicago area early Wednesday, but residents are still bracing for the second blast of subzero temperatures in three days.
Chicagoans were hit with the coldest December temperatures in nearly 20 years on Tuesday, and the Wednesday morning commute could be a challenge as the area will get hit with more snow.
The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for sleet, snow, and freezing rain, which is in effect until 11 a.m.
Voter turnout is expected to be relatively low as voters in the 2nd Congressional District head to the polls in snowy conditions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.