A Winter Weather Advisory was issued for much of the
Chicago area beginning Friday evening with moderate to possibly heavy snowfall
The advisory takes effect at 6 p.m. in McHenry, DeKalb,
Kane, LaSalle, Kendall, Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake and Grundy counties in
The alert warns of accumulations between 2 and 6 inches
across the area with isolated totals possibly reaching higher.
Much of Chicago has seen light rain and snow since Wednesday
evening, but the system is expected to intensify heading into Friday evening and
early Saturday morning as temperatures sit in the low-30s.
The moisture looks to begin as rain Friday afternoon before
mixing with snow and eventually becoming all snow by the late-evening hours.
Areas north and west of Chicago will likely see the highest
snowfall totals, with up to 6 inches of accumulation possible. Anywhere from 2
to 4 inches could fall in the metro area, though totals will likely range from
1 to 3 inches south of the city and in northwest Indiana.
Snow in Saturday morning is expected to taper off to flurries in the afternoon before ending.
Sunday could see a few flurries as highs stay in the mid-
to upper-30s, where they will remain for the start of the work week.