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Biggest snow of the season hits Chicagoland

It was a crash course in winter driving as the biggest snowstorm of the season hit the greater Chicago area.

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Wearing boots and a sweater to keep warm Kiki the dog crosses La Salle Street with her owner, Zofia Texton as they took their evening walk Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 in Chicago. (Anthony Soufflé/Chicago Tribune)

The National Weather Service has canceled all advisories for the entire Chicago area.

Little or no new snow accumulation has been noted since the mid morning.

Lake effect snow showers and flurries are still possible across lakeside communities  in Cook and Lake Counties in Illinois, and Lake County in Indiana through 9 p.m. Monday.

Any additional accumulation is expected to be 0.5″ or less.

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More snowfall is possible for parts of Illinois and Indiana, and it could impact rush hour Monday evening.
A Winter Weather Advisory, for snow and hazardous driving conditions, remains in effect for Lake and Cook Counties in Illinois until 4 p.m. and in Lake and Porter Counties in Indiana until 6 p.m.

snow-blowerLake-enhanced snow showers have developed off the southeastern Wisconsin Lake Michigan shoreline and are moving south.

Snow showers can be expected along the Illinois Lake Michigan shoreline Monday afternoon. Then, as winds shift from northeast to north and finally northwest, the snow showers will drift farther south over the northwest Indiana, Lake Michigan shoreline later Monday afternoon and into the evening hours.

Additional snowfall of 1 to 3 inches may occur in Lake and Cook Counties in Illinois and Lake and Porter Counties in northwest Indiana with these snow showers.

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Weathe reporting by Chicago Weather Center Staff Member Paul Dailey.

A well-organized clipper type system is making for a messy morning commute.

Light and fluffy snowfall totals have ranged from as much at 3.5” in northern counties to as little as a few tenths south of the Chicago.

plowtruckThe light snow from the clipper system should taper off as the morning continues, but lake effect snow is expected during the afternoon.  As northeast winds pick up later in the day a burst of moderate to heavy snow is possible in lakeside counties.

By this evening a few flurries may remain, but the threat of accumulating lake effect snow will move farther east in northwest Indiana.

Another clipper system is forecast for Tuesday and though it won’t be as organized as this morning’s clipper the potential exists for 1-2” of new snowfall.

After a warm-up Wednesday the region may see a wintry mix Thursday.