As predicted at the start of the week, Chicago will today experience its second round of bad weather courtesy of a winter storm system that will see Chicago covered in its first significant snowfall of the season.
National Weather Service expects a morning of heavy snowfall and rain before becoming all snow after 5 pm with the potential for thunderstorms into the night.
The city will this morning experience “patchy blowing snow before 11 am” with a daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches rising to an expected 2 to 4 inches tonight. The chance of precipitation is currently also 100% for both today and tonight, according to the weather service.
National Weather Service is advising the postponement of travel where possible due to “hazardous to downright dangerous travel conditions today.”
The very cold temperatures arriving this weekend will last through to at least Tuesday and reportedly bring favorable conditions for river ice and ice jams across the area.
Wind chills could fall as low as -15 to -30° consequently producing conditions that are “conducive to frostbite developing on exposed skin in as little as 15-30 minutes” so bundling up and wearing gloves, hats, and ample layers is heavily encouraged.
As ever, you can head to the National Weather Service website for all the latest weather forecasts and warnings.
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