Anticipate slick spots as lake-effect snow showers affect commute along and just inland of the Lake Michigan shoreline today
Update 6:30AM CST…
North to northeast flow down the length of Lake Michigan will continue this Monday morning and then slowly turn more northwesterly this afternoon, resulting in Lake-effect snow showers along and just inland of the Lake Michigan shoreline. With temperatures in the mid to upper 20s, the eastern portion of Lake County Illinois into Cook County (Chicago) may pick up an inch or so accumulation this morning. Then as winds become more northwesterly, potential snow accumulations of a couple inches or more could occur later this morning into this afternoon south of Chicago around the south end of the lake into the northwest corner of Indiana (Lake and Porter Counties in Indiana). Snow showers should diminish later this afternoon/evening in northwest Indiana.
If traveling or your morning commute/outdoor activity takes you into this portion of the Chicago area watch for slick spots developing. Elsewhere across our area only light snow or flurries are expected with untreated surfaces to be wet to a little slippery in a few isolated spots.
Temperatures will drop into the upper 20s tonight and spotty icy conditions may develop across the Chicago area overnight, as a southeastward-moving weather impulse kicks off a wide band of variable-intensity scattered light snow. Individuals outside should be aware that slick spots may develop where snowfall is a little heavier, so beware of potentially fast-changing conditions.
During the early morning hours north to northeast winds running a good length of Lake Michigan are likely to develop Lake-effect snow showers that will hit Chicago and south around and just inland of Lake Michigan into northwest Indiana. Accumulations of 1 to 3-inches may occur that could impact the morning commute through that part of our area. The drive could be slowed considerably, and slippery conditions may develop, so start early and again stay alert to possible fast-changing conditions.