Unexpected snow leads to a handful of accidents, others take advantage of fresh powder.
Call it a Christmas miracle.
By all indications, Chicago wasn't expected to see any snow on Tuesday.
But the flakes started rolling in by mid-morning on the north side of the city. Anywhere from 1-2 inches of snow was reported in neighborhoods close to the lake. Snow led to slippery conditions further north in Wilmette and the North Shore, creating a handful of accidents.
Northwest Indiana could see some heavier lake-effect snow later on Tuesday, NBC Chicago meteorologist Alicia Roman says.
A storm system will drop heavier amounts of snow in the southern portions of Illinois and Indiana, but the remnants are only expect to clip the edge of the viewing area to the south and southeast.
Wednesday will be windy and cold with a chance for more snow, Roman says.
The rest of the week looks cloudy and dry with temperatures ranging between low 30s and low 20s.