Chicago Forecast

Wintry Weather Impacts Morning Commute in Chicago Area

Between one and five inches of snow could fall, especially in areas west of the city and in Chicago itself

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After an evening of treacherous travel conditions throughout the Chicago area, the Thursday morning commute will again be impacted as snow continues to fall in the region.

A winter weather advisory will remain in effect until 9 a.m. for portions of the area, including Kankakee County in Illinois and Lake, Porter, Newton and Jasper counties in northwest Indiana.

After a brief respite from the snow, precipitation resumed late Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, with anywhere from one-to-three inches of fresh accumulation expected.

NBC 5's Brant Miller has the latest details on a wintry weather system bearing down on the Chicago area.

Chicago itself could see the brunt of the snow, along with areas just west and south of the city. Those areas will likely see the heaviest accumulations through the morning commute, while lake effect snow is expected to develop and drive up snow totals south of Chicago and in northern Will County on Thursday.

That lake-effect snow will slowly work its way into northwest Indiana before eventually tapering off Friday.

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