Winter Weather Advisory Issued as Lake Effect Snow Develops

The Chicagoland area has already had to deal with plenty of snow this weekend, but more is on the way as the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory. 

A Winter Weather Advisory is scheduled to take effect in Lake and Cook counties in Illinois from 8 p.m. Saturday until 9 a.m. Sunday. Lake County in Indiana will also be impacted by the new advisory. 

Lake-effect snow, which will be heavy at times, is expected to blanket the area with an additional 2-to-5 inches of snow in Northeast Illinois, and could dump even more in Northwest Indiana on Sunday morning. 

Slippery road conditions are expected, and high winds blowing in off Lake Michigan could also cause poor visibility and snow drifting as well. 

A Lake Shore Flood Advisory has also been issued for the impacted counties, as higher-than-normal waves are expected on Lake Michigan as the snow system develops. 

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The National Weather Service warns that "travel could be very difficult" during the system. 

A widespread snow system moved through the area late Friday and early Saturday, dumping up to eight inches of snow in some locations. 

Lake effect showers will keep the snow going overnight for counties closer to the lake, which would have a major impact on snow totals. 

We will continue to update our forecasts as the system develops. Check back for the latest information.

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