Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Chicago Area | NBC Chicago

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Chicago Area

Snow accumulations between 2 and 4 inches are possible, according to the weather alert

(Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016)

Many parts of the Chicago area woke up to a fresh blanket of snowfall Thursday morning making for wet road conditions and a slick morning commute.

A Winter Weather Advisory went into effect at 11 p.m. Wednesday for Kane, DuPage, Cook, Kendall, Grundy and Will counties in Illinois and Lake and Porter Counties in Indiana. It remains in effect until 2 p.m. Thursday. 

Snow accumulations between 2 and 4 inches are possible, according to the National Weather Service. 

Snow is expected to develop late Wednesday evening and into Thursday morning, diminishing by Thursday afternoon. The heaviest snow will likely fall between the early- and mid-morning hours Thursday, possibly impacting the morning rush hour, according to the National Weather Service.

Most areas will likely see 2 to 3 inches of snow while some could see amounts up to 4 inches.

Friday will bring a brief break from the winter weather before another wave could sweep across the area by Saturday morning, bringing light snow and possibly a rain-snow mix. 

Here are the predicted snow totals for Thursday at 10 p.m.:
 
Waukegan: 2.0"

Wonder Lake: 1.7"

Rockford: 1.9"

DeKalb: 2.5"

DuPage: 2.2"

Gary: 2.9"

Midway: 2.6"

O'Hare: 2.3"

Aurora: 2.9"

Romeoville: 3.2"

Morris: 2.6"

Peru: 1.7"

Kankakee: 1.6"

Valparaiso: 2.8"

South Bend: 2.0"

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