How much snow is likely to fall? Latest weather timeline, Chicago area snow forecast totals, winter weather – NBC Chicago


According to the National Weather Service, a winter weather advisory for the Chicago area brought low visibility, slick and slippery roads and heavy snow, with “peak snowfall” during Wednesday morning’s commute.

The NBC 5 Storm Team reports that although the warning is in effect until 6pm Wednesday, the heaviest and most sustained impact of the snow is expected before noon.

But Wednesday isn’t the only day with heavy rainfall and accumulation expected in the region.

Snow on Mount Prospect, Illinois on January 25, 2023.

According to the NBC 5 Storm Team, the flakes are expected to taper off Wednesday afternoon, but some showers are expected to linger through Thursday. And two additional storm systems crossing the region on Friday and Saturday could bring more accumulation.

Here’s the latest Chicago-area snowfall forecast and expected accumulation amounts.

Wednesday and Thursday

According to the National Weather Service, the “peak snowfall” is expected during the morning commute Wednesday, with the highest accumulation expected to last until 10 a.m.

Snow showers in Lake, DuPage and Cook counties are expected to taper off Wednesday between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m., with light, scattered lake effect showers expected to continue into the evening and into Thursday, especially in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties in Indiana. . .

Forecast models suggest that scattered additional snow could boost the accumulated numbers late Thursday.

According to the NBC 5 Storm Team, temperatures are expected to climb into the 30s Wednesday and Thursday, but will drop as the week progresses.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

A second fast system is expected to hit Illinois and Indiana on Friday, bringing mixed rain and possibly more snow, forecast models show.

Collections will continue through the weekend, though not as much.

The system is expected to push snow into northern Illinois Saturday afternoon, hitting areas west and north of Chicago harder than Wednesday’s system, according to the NBC 5 Storm Team. maybe

That snow could linger into Sunday afternoon, bringing additional accumulations and increasing travel problems on area roads.

Temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid 30s on Friday, according to the NBC 5 Storm Team. However, on Saturday, the temperature will drop to 20-30 degrees.

Sunday is expected to be cloudy and cold, with a high in the 20s.

General snow forecast

According to the NBC 5 Storm Team, the heaviest snow accumulations will be in Lake Michigan and northern Indiana Wednesday through Thursday, with two to four inches of snow expected in Cook and DuPage counties. , Kendall, Will, Kankakee and Grundy in Illinois.

In northern Lake County, Illinois, those totals could be slightly lower with forecast patterns of up to two inches.

Those totals could be higher in Indiana Lake, Porter, Newtown and Jasper counties, with four to five inches of accumulation possible.

Additionally, persistent showers, especially in northwest Indiana, may increase accumulation.

Snow is expected to hit Chicago’s northern and western suburbs more heavily Saturday and Sunday, but the storm’s path could change in the coming days as more data enters the NBC 5 team’s forecast. Storm.

Forecast models indicate an additional two to four inches of snow could be added Sunday evening, with the heaviest accumulations likely north of Interstate 80.

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