Accumulating snow winding down; falling temps today

UPDATE 11:30AM:  An Arctic front moving through Chicago in the wake of last night’s snow is delivering a reinforcing shot of very cold air to the region.  Temperatures that peaked this morning around 22 degrees are falling sharply this afternoon into the lower teens.  The cold air is here to stay as readings will remain below 20 degrees for most of the metro area until Monday.



UPDATE 10:30AM:  Several waves of light snow have developed over northern Illinois in the wake of a departing Alberta Clipper storm system.  The snow is expected to taper to flurries by early afternoon with additional accumulation under 0.5″.   In northern Indiana, lake effect snow is expected later today in La Porte county.  An additional 1 to 2 inches of snow is possible around and near Michigan City.



UPDATE 7:30AM:  Road conditions this morning range from snow covered with black ice on untreated roads, to wet on some of the better maintained streets and highways.


With temperatures expected to remain 5 to 12 degrees below freezing today, many roads will remain slick with the possibility of re-freeze.



6:30AM:  Snow is quickly exiting northern Illinois and northwest Indiana this morning.   While flurries will linger today, the accumulating snow should end for most of the Chicago area by 9AM-10AM.



Here are some of the snowfall totals from across the area:


3.2″  Portage, IN

2.7″  Elgin, IL

2.6″  Oak Park, IL

2.5″  Michigan City, IN

2.4″  Valpariaso, IN

2.4″  Lake Geneva, WI

2.3″  Westmont, IL

2.3″  Glen Ellyn, IL

2.2″  Batavia, IL

2.2″  Crown Point, IN

2.0″  Mundelien, IL

2.0″  Chicago-O’Hare

1.8″  Hoffman Estates, IL

1.7″  Chicago-Midway

1.6″  Palos Park, IL

1.5″  Chicago-Wrigley Field

1.5″  Aurora, IL

1.2″  Orland Hills, IL


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