Up to 7 Inches of Snow Possible as Winter Weather Advisories Take Effect

Up to 7 inches of snow are possible in Indiana, according to the National Weather Service

With another blast of wintry weather on the way, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for most of northern Illinois and northwest Indiana.

In addition, a Winter Storm Warning has been issued for LaPorte County in northern Indiana. That warning will go into effect at 5 a.m. Eastern time on Monday and will expire at 5 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. 

The area could see accumulations of 5-to-9 inches of snow as several heavy bands are expected to pass over the area, and high winds could cause blowing and drifting snow. 

According to the National Weather Service, some areas could see up to six inches of snow as a result of the storm. 

DeKalb County will remain under a Winter Weather Advisory until noon Monday. Meanwhile, McHenry, Lake, Kane, DuPage, Cook, and Will counties in Illinois, along with Lake County in Indiana, will all remain under advisories until 2 p.m. 

Three-to-six inches of snow are expected in the area, with higher snowfall accumulations possible in northern areas. The snow is expected to cause issues during the morning commute, as high winds could cause snowdrifts and blowing snow on area roadways.

LaSalle, Kendall, and Grundy counties can expect 2-to-5 inches of snow, along with the potential for blowing and drifting snow. A separate Winter Weather Advisory will take effect at 2 a.m. in those counties as the storm moves southward. 

Finally, Porter and Jasper counties in northwest Indiana will be under a Winter Weather Advisory beginning at 5 a.m. Monday and ending at 6 p.m. Up to 7 inches of snow are possible in Porter County, according to the National Weather Service.

In addition to the snowfall, high waves on Lake Michigan could cause serious issues in Illinois and Indiana. A Lakeshore Flood Advisory has been issued for Lake and Cook counties in Illinois, with waves of 8-to-10 feet expected. 

Indiana could see even higher waves of up to 13 feet, according to a Lakeshore Flood Warning. Beach erosion is expected because of the waves, andresidents are being urged to stay off of piers and breakwalls. 

Some localized flooding could also occur due to the high waves. 

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