Winter storm warning: 4-9 inches expected south of metro area

CHICAGO — Another round of late-winter weather is approaching the greater Chicago area.

Winter storm warnings and advisories for up to 9 inches of heavy wet snow are in effect for many counties south and west of Chicago until late Saturday evening.

A winter storm warning (pink shaded areas on the highlighted map) for 4 to 9 inches of snow remains in effect for Lee, LaSalle, Grundy, Livingston, Ford and Iroquois counties.

The winter weather advisory (purple-shaded areas on the highlighted map) for anywhere from 2 to 6 inches of snow continues for adjacent counties.

There will be a very sharp cutoff in snowfall as you approach Chicago, with the city and immediate surrounding suburbs receiving very little or no snow with this system. Strong drying easterly winds will continue. Snowfall could change to a light freezing rain before it ends from the north and west this evening. This is a very water-laden, heavy wet snow. It will be difficult to move, and travel conditions will be hazardous. Note: Warnings are in effect to the west and south of our warned areas in Illinois.

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