Winter storm leaves 9.2 inches of snowfall at O’Hare

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Chicagoland is now facing the task of digging out from Tuesday’s snowstorm.

While most of the area saw snowfall totals between 5-9 inches a few spots picked up nearly a foot of snow during yesterday’s late season snowstorm.

Chicago’s official totals had O’Hare seeing 9.2” and Midway airport picking up 9.4” of snow.

The storm system has now moved east, but a chance for some passing flurries will continue today mainly in lakeside counties in Illinois and Indiana.  Cloudy skies over the fresh snow pack will make it hard for temperatures to move much with highs only expected in the low to mid-30s.

Partial clearing tonight will allow temperatures to dip into the low 20s and while we’ll see welcomed sunshine Thursday, afternoon highs are only forecast to reach the mid-30s.

More melting will take place Friday under mostly sunny skies as temperatures reach the upper 30s.  Even warmer conditions are forecast for the weekend, but the chance for rain returns.  Another chance of snow may arrive early next week.


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