CHICAGO — The first accumulating snow of the season arrived in Chicagoland Tuesday.
A Winter Weather Advisory is no longer in effect for Chicago area counties, but snow continues to fall in some areas.
As of 12:30 p.m. most Chicago area snowfalls have been in the 0.5 to 1.5″ range away from Lake Michigan. Midway airport has seen 0.7″ and 0.9″ is down at O’Hare airport. Up to 3.5″ has fallen in a relatively small swath of the Chicago area inland from Lake Michigan including parts of Plainfield and just southeast of Aurora and 2.7″ at La Grange Park on the high end of the reported accumulations Tuesday.
Snow is expected through Tuesday but no additional accumulation is expected in the afternoon.
The best chance of additional snowfall of note out of this system comes Wednesday afternoon and night in the Indiana and Michigan snow belts. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued from LaPorte County, Indiana eastward through Thursday.
Here are the latest snowfall totals across the Chicago area as of 5 p.m. Tuesday:
Frigid early season arctic air sweeps in later this week. Temps Friday and Saturday will stay in the 20s. Friday and Saturday average Chicago temps are to come in 19-21-deg below normal.