Snowfall expected to taper off Wednesday in Chicago area

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CHICAGO — Light snow is expected to taper off off by Wednesday afternoon in the Chicago area.

Slushy and snow covered roads created a slippery morning commute.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 12 p.m. Wednesday for Cook, DuPage, LaSalle, Kendall, Grundy, Will and Livingston Counties.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 6PM for Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford Counties in Illinois and also for Lake, Porter, Newton and Jasper Counties in Indiana.

 

Light snow tapers and moves east this afternoon as temperatures hover in the lower 30s. Light snow lingers longer in northwest Indiana.

Total snow accumulations of 1-3” are expected with some locally higher amounts.

A Lakeshore Flood Warning is in effect until 3 p.m. for Cook and Lake County, Ill. North winds will gust 35-40 mph creating 8-14’ waves and flooding concerns along the Illinois lakefront into Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday morning in northwest Indiana.

Beach and shoreline erosion will continue, and vulnerable structures may be damaged. Water could threaten roads and low-lying areas.

A handful of area schools are starting late Wednesday due to the weather. Click here for a full list

For the latest weather updates, go to wgntv.com/weather.

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