Storms bringing 2 to 5 inches of snow, Winter Weather Advisory issued

Update 5:15AM CST…

Widespread light snow continues in counties along and north of Interstate-80 this Sunday morning. Reports are sparse, but it appears around 3-inches of new snow has accumulated at many locations – lighter snow possibly mixed with a little freezing rain/drizzle farther south of Interstate-80. The Winter Weather Advisory continues Chicago-area-wide in effect until noon with additional snow accumulation of at least another inch or two likely.

The upper-level impulse triggering the snowfall will move east over our area this morning with snow diminishing/ending from the west later this morning/early afternoon. Roads will be snow-covered and slick this morning with poor visibility at times, so travel will be slow and hazardous.

Regional Weather Radar Mosaic…

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CHICAGO — A Winter Weather Advisory was issued Saturday for areas of northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana as snow returns to the region, with between two and five inches expected overnight.

Accumulating snow will spread into the Chicago area the southwest later Saturday night and continue into Sunday morning, gradually ending from the west midday Sunday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect in the area (see map below) from midnight tonight until noon Sunday. Snow may cause slippery and hazardous driving conditions during that time, and localized snowfall totals could exceed six inches.

(A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the purple-shaded areas)

During the same timeframe, well south of Chicago in Iroquois and Ford Counties in Illinois, and Newton, Jasper and Benton Counties in Indiana, in addition to one to three inches of snow, a mixture of freezing rain and sleet is possible, causing very slick and hazardous travel conditions.

Winter Weather Advisories are also in effect across Illinois, and into Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Ohio.

(Winter Weather Advisories shaded in purple)