Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Kankakee County

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(Published Friday, Feb. 9, 2018)

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Kankakee County, according to the National Weather Service.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Kankakee County, according to the National Weather Service.

The advisory, which also coveres Livingston County, will last until 9 p.m. as two-to-four inches of snow are forecasted to fall on the area.

Road conditions could be slippery, according to the advisory, and visibility could be limited in some aresa.

A Winter Storm Warning also remains in effect across the entire Chicago area and northwest Indiana Friday, as the biggest snowstorm of the season so far hits the region.

The warning for DuPage, Cook, La Salle, Kendall, Grundy, Will counties in Illinois, and Lake and Porter counties in Indiana, went into effect at 6 p.m. on Thursday and was was extended to last through Friday at 6 p.m.

The warning in place for Lee, DeKalb, Kane counties in Illinois went into effect at 6 p.m. on Thursday as well, but expired at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon.

Steady, moderate to heavy snow began to pelt much of the area late Thursday night and left several inches of accumulation by dawn. The NWS warned that heavy snowfall will make driving conditions difficult.

What to Expect in the Biggest Snowstorm of the Season So Far
A Winter Storm Warning takes effect across the Chicago area and northwest Indiana at 6 p.m. Thursday and continues until Friday evening. In McHenry, DeKalb, Kane, LaSalle and Kendall Counties the warning expires at 6 p.m.

After this round of snow, the winter weather won't be done yet. Another wave will arrive late Friday night and into Saturday morning.

That band of snow will likely be out of the area by the late-morning hours Saturday ahead of yet another round of snow Saturday evening and into Sunday morning.

Any light snowfall on Sunday will likely taper off in the morning before clouds break for sun in the afternoon - though it will still be cold with highs in the upper 20s.

Overall, by the end of the weekend, parts of the Chicago area could see a total of more than a foot of snow on the ground over the course of the week, including the 1 to 3 inches of accumulation from the snowfall late Tuesday night into Wednesday - though snow totals will likely fluctuate as the system continues to move through the area.