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What and when with 2 winter storms coming to hit the Chicago area – NBC Chicago

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The Chicago area is bracing for more winter storms to bring measurable snow to some locations, but as has been the case with previous winter systems in the area, where you live is likely to change. what you will see and when.

Forecasts remain stable as changes in system path and temperature can have a significant impact on total snowfall.

Storm Team 5 meteorologists have analyzed what will happen and when, depending on your location.

Tuesday afternoon

Rain begins, likely rain in Chicago as temperatures could climb to 40s lows. This will mark the start of the first winter system.

Tuesday evening

Rain turns to snow soon after sunset as temperatures begin to drop. Snow grows over the entire Chicago area, but is heaviest in the south and lightest in the north.

A winter storm warning is in effect for Kankakee County in Illinois, as well as Lake, Porter, Newton and Jasper counties in northwest Indiana at 10 p.m. Tuesday. The warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday.

A separate warning goes into effect at midnight for LaPorte County and lasts until 6 p.m. Thursday.

Winter storm warnings have also been issued for some counties in the Chicago area starting Tuesday night.

The clock includes Grundy, LaSalle, Will, and central and southern Cook counties in Illinois.

Wednesday morning

Snow and hazardous driving conditions during the morning commute are expected on any highway south of Chicago, especially in areas like Kankakee County and parts of the northwest. Indiana.

Wednesday afternoon

Snow gradually decreases to form light snow or snowfall, but may not completely stop when the first wave moves away from us.

Wednesday evening

Snow intensifies again, particularly south of Chicago, northwest of Indiana, and in lower Illinois. There is no guarantee that snow will return north of Chicago, as that area will be furthest from the storm.

Thursday morning

There is a chance that snow will fall on your way to work in the morning, and snow intensity will increase again the further south you are.

Thursday afternoon

Snow is expected to continue in counties far south and northwest of Indiana, but much lighter or no snow north of Chicago. The winter storm watch is expected to end Thursday afternoon.

Thursday evening

The second storm moves through and any remaining snow is likely to be over.

How much snow is expected?

NBC Hurricane Group 5 meteorologists say total snowfall will vary significantly in the area.

During the first storm, anywhere could be 4 to 8 inches for the metro area, while up to 14 inches could be seen in the far southern suburbs and parts of the northwest. Indiana.

In northern suburbs, 1 to 3 inches is possible.

If the second storm follows the same path as the first, it is likely that counties as far south as Kankakee County in Illinois and Newton and Jasper counties in northwestern Indiana could get anywhere. had a total of 16 to 24 inches on Thursday night, though that total doesn’t take into account compaction, which could make the above ground total appear less.

Meanwhile, counties as far north as Kenosha and McHenry will likely get 4 inches or less.

Winter storm warnings for many counties could warn of 6-12 inches through Wednesday, with an additional 3-6 inches expected through Thursday.

Winter storm alarms warn totals in excess of 6 inches for most of the alert counties. For LaSalle County, a total of 5 to 11 inches of snow is possible, according to the clock.

What to expect

The exact path of the storms and the amount of snow they will bring to parts of the Chicago area is still fluctuating.

NBC 5 Storm Team will continue to monitor weather systems as they evolve, and the latest information can always be found on the NBC Chicago app.

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DUSTIN JONES

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