Storm quickly exiting region, period of snow likely this evening

A powerful storm system that drenched the Chicago area with over inch of rain is finally beginning to exit the region.  At 2:00PM, rain was beginning to change to snow across some western and northern suburbs.  The transition from rain to snow will continue to migrate slowly eastward this afternoon and evening.  Some minor accumulation is possible as temperatures fall below freezing.  Snow totals for most of the metro area will range from 0″ to 1″. The recent warm spell coupled with wet, saturated surfaces will limit snow accumulation.


West of Chicago, where it has been snowing for most of the day, up to 6″ of  accumulation has occurred.  Here are a few of the snow totals that have been reported to the WGN Weather Center as of 2PM:


6.5″  Scales Mound, IL

6.0″  Cedar Rapids, IA

6.0″  Dubuque, IA

5.5″  Madison, WI

4.0″  Milton, WI

2.0″  Roscoe, IL

1.5″  Lake Geneva, WI

0.5″  Milwaukee, WI

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