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Winter Weather Advisory to Begin Sunday for Parts of Chicago

A snowy system will move Sunday and is projected to bring accumulating snow across the entire Chicago area

The snow will begin to fall in the Chicago area Sunday morning. NBC 5 Meteorologist Alicia Roman explains just how much snow residents should expect to see, and when the system will move out. (Published Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016)

Looks like Valentine’s Day in the Chicago area will be a cold and snowy one.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the Chicago area beginning at 6 a.m. Sunday morning through midnight Sunday evening. This advisory will be in effect for Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb, LaSalle, Kendall, Grundy, Livingston, Iroquois, and Ford counties. 

The advisory indicates that snow accumulation will be about 3 to 5 inches total in those areas, with southeast winds at 15 to 25 miles per hour. 

Travel will be difficult, and drivers are warned to use caution if they must be on the roads, as they will be snow-covered with limited visibility. 

Subzero Wind Chills Expected This Weekend

[CHI] Subzero Wind Chills Expected This Weekend
The relatively mild winter will take a frigid turn this weekend as temperatures will reach only into the teens and wind chills will drop to subzero range. NBC 5's Anthony Ponce reports. (Published Friday, Feb. 12, 2016)

The snow will begin Sunday morning at approximately 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day before tapering by the late evening hours. Some light snow showers could linger into Monday morning in some areas.

Models vary on how much snow will fall, but anywhere from 2 to 4 inches is expected. Those totals could increase or decrease depending on the duration and intensity of the snow system.

Temperatures Sunday recover slightly into the low- to mid-20s. 

Another snow system is expected to arrive Tuesday afternoon into early Wednesday morning and could bring more accumulating snow.

Weekend Forecast

[CHI] Weekend Forecast
Cloudy with a few flurries likely this morning, but a few light snow showers will be possible but no accumulation expected. NBC 5's Andy Avalos has more from the weekend forecast. (Published Friday, Feb. 12, 2016)

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