Snow taking aim at Wednesday's afternoon commute

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CHICAGO — Another round of winter weather is headed to the Chicago area.

Accumulating snow will begin to fall across the Chicago Wednesday afternoon continuing through the night and Thursday. 2 to 5 inches are possible along and south of I-80.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued beginning 2 p.m. Wednesday and lasting through noon on Thursday.

The following counties are included:

Grundy, Will, Kankakee, Livingston, Iroquois, Ford, Newton, Jasper, Benton.

Lesser snowfall totals are expected farther North and West in Illinois with only an inch or so possible along the Illinois/Wisconsin border.

Lake-effect snow later Thursday/Thursday night could cause additional accumulations in Lake and Cook Counties, Illinois.


Greater amounts of snow is possible Thursday night and Friday in Lake and Porter Counties in Indiana due to strong north winds causing enhanced lake-effect snow as well as building 10 to 14-foot waves and lakeshore flooding.

A Winter Weather Advisory has also been issued from 4 p.m. Wednesday to 9 p.m. Thursday for Lake and Porter counties in Indiana.


INTERACTIVE RADAR: Track incoming snow showers here


Drivers should be aware of slippery roadways that could impact both the Wednesday afternoon commute and the Thursday morning commute.

Unlike snows earlier this month, this system is expected to be followed by a brief, but rather strong surge of polar air. Temperatures are expected to fall through the 20s later Thursday, dropping below zero with frigid sub-zero wind chills by Friday morning. Highs on Friday look to be in the teens.

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