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Snow in the morning, but evening rush to be worse

The Chicago area prepares for 4th significant snow in a month-this one, in all probability, the season’s biggest in the city and across the south suburbs.

While it is to be snowing Tuesday morning, it’s the mid and late-morning, midday and evening rush hour into the evening hours which, given the strong winds and heavy rate of snowfall predicted, are likely to see this storm’s worst conditions here.

Healthy snowfall expected in this system in the northern suburbs, but folks there have seen two 8 to 12″ snows already this season. This one may fall in a comparable accumulation range.

Snow, sleet blanket Chicago and surrounding area6-12″ accumulations are forecast-especially Tuesday into Tuesday night.

In anticipation that the snow will impact air travel, airlines like  Southwest, United and American Airlines are offering ticket holders scheduled to fly out Tuesday the opportunity to reschedule their flights.

Illinois State Police have issued snow travel advisories and are urging motorists to plan ahead and take necessary precautions while traveling on interstates and state roads. When crashes occur during extreme weather, Illinois State Police say drivers should exchange insurance to keep he roads clear, unless medical attention is required.  Motorists can file crash reports at the nearest ISP District within 10 days.

For updates on forecast and radar images, visit The Chicago Weather Center.

Chicago Weather Center staff member Steve Kahn contributed to this report.


12 Comments to “Snow in the morning, but evening rush to be worse”

    Alyssa Nicole said:
    March 4, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Does Sandwich school district #430 have school tomorrow?

      Harley said:
      March 4, 2013 at 8:01 PM

      Yep. Hasn't been cancelled yet.

      chimomma said:
      March 4, 2013 at 10:43 PM


    disgruntled said:
    March 4, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    "Our in-house RPM is kicking out local 13"+ amounts"
    Then why doesn't Tom Skilling just shut down his in-house RPM?
    The differences between a charletan, a professional gambler, and a media-strologer are:

    A charletan KNOWs that he doesn't know what's going to happen,
    A professional gambler KNOWS that he's not certain what's going to happen,
    but only a professional media-strologer loses nothing if his predictions don't happen.

    muhammad said:
    March 4, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    does jamieson elemantary school have school tommorow

    Trucker said:
    March 4, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Do I have to work tomorrow?

      Peace be with you said:
      March 4, 2013 at 10:10 PM


    joe said:
    March 4, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    does district 88 have school???

    Anon said:
    March 4, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Check emergencyclosings.com if you want to know about closings

      Deb said:
      March 4, 2013 at 10:45 PM

      The site crashed. Can't pull it up right now.

    Analee said:
    March 4, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    trying to find out if thorton high school in harvey is closed

    Anom said:
    March 4, 2013 at 11:04 PM

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