ILLINOIS — A snowstorm that began over the weekend and is lasting into Tuesday morning dumped greater than a foot of snow on some areas, with the very best snowfall complete to this point — almost 18 inches — seen at Midway airport. Cook County was hit the toughest, however different areas, together with elements of Will County, obtained as a lot as 9 inches in some locations.
Winter storm warnings had been in place by means of midday Tuesday in Cook County and thru 9 a.m. in DuPage, most of Will, Grundy and Kendall counties. A winter climate advisory was additionally in place in McHenry County till 9 a.m.
The heavy snowfall compelled some faculty districts to shut buildings, however many had been nonetheless requiring college students to go browsing for distant studying as a substitute of a snow day. Trash pickup was additionally cancelled in some areas because of the climate.
The National Weather Service listed these snowfall totals as of simply after 6 a.m.:
- Bannockburn – 1.6 inches
- Highwood – 1.5 inches
Note: Not all cities are listed, and the numbers might not replicate probably the most up-to-date totals as snowfall continues in some areas.
Don’t exit if you do not have to
The National Weather Service suggested motorists to make use of warning, as blowing and drifting snow continued to scale back visibility on the roads. Localized heavy lake impact snowfall charges might additionally proceed close to Lake Michigan by means of the morning, with hazardous journey circumstances on account of snow-covered roads.
Authorities urged residents to:
- Consider suspending non-essential journey
- Bring an emergency equipment in the event you should drive
- Check highway circumstances earlier than leaving
- Take it gradual when shoveling snow
The space might get extra snow within the coming days, with mild snow attainable Wednesday night time and extra snow — most probably close to the lake) on Thursday.
Friday and Saturday are anticipated to be partly sunny with highs within the low 20s.