The National Weather Service is predicting two rounds of winter storms that will bring accumulating snow to start the week before “a potentially more significant system approaches” at the end of the week.
This evening will see an expected 3-4 hours of snowfall which will cause travel problems for tomorrow morning’s commuters.
A second round will then arrive tomorrow around midday bringing high snowfall rates and rain that will last into the evening predominantly affecting North-West parts of Chicago.
“Travelers for Tuesday morning should be prepared for greatly-increased travel times during the AM commute” warns the National Weather Service.
The storm system is expected to depart Tuesday night but the National Weather Service is expecting “another period of gusty snow showers” to hit Chicago on Wednesday night, and again on Thursday night before what could be a much more significant system hits Chicago on Friday night.
The extremity of the incoming storms isn’t certain however, with the National Weather Service reporting that the snowfall forecast over the Chicago metropolitan area may be prone to “dramatic shifts” throughout the week.
In all cases, it looks very likely that there will be hazardous travel conditions from Tuesday morning onwards so stay safe out there!
As ever, you can head to the National Weather Service website for all the latest weather forecasts and warnings.
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