It's no "snow-pocalypse" and certainly nothing compared to the powerful storm that pounded the country's northeast, but after a record drought, Thursday morning's snow flurries feel significant in Chicago.
Predicted flurries turned to a steady snow by 10:30 a.m., producing a reported half-inch in the Loop as of 11:30 a.m.
Snowfall was a big more significant in the northern portions of Cook County. A persistent band of precipitation dumped two to four inches of lake effect snow on Evanston by 9:30 p.m.
The snowfall that fell in the Loop made up for the missed White Christmas the north side experienced. And it follows last week's disappointing showing of a mere 0.3-inch recorded precipitation.
Snow is expected to stay on the radar through the weekend, with a 30 percent chance of showers before 1 p.m. Saturday. With highs hovering around 30 degrees, it's more likely to stick.