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Winter weather advisory issued when snow is expected due to significant lake influence in Cook County – NBC Chicago

The winter storm warning has been allowed to expire for most of northern Illinois, but snowfall from the lake could bring significant accumulation overnight and through Thursday for parts of the County Cook.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather notice for the entire Cook County that will go into effect at 9 p.m. and will last until 6 p.m. Thursday.

Advice requires slippery road conditions and “visibility changes markedly”, heavy snowfall is possible due to lake effect snow.

While it’s not clear how much snow will fall due to the changing nature of lake effect snow, the latest High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) forecast provided by NBC 5 Hurricane Group now shows plenty of snowfall north and central Cook County, more than a meter of snow is possible in a limited area including Glencoe, Glenview and Niles.

Image: Winter weather announcement comes as Snow is expected due to significant lake influence in Cook County

Areas further south in Cook County, as well as parts of western Will County, could also see some snow from the lake effect grass, forecasters said.

Forecasters and National Weather Service officials have issued warnings to residents that snow bands with a lake effect tend to target very specific areas, meaning snowfall will be concentrated concentrated in a particular area.

The National Weather Service says 1 to 4 inches of snow is possible in parts of Cook County, but we recommend greater total snow volume locally.

Communities outside the heaviest bands will likely see less build-up, with forecasters keeping a close eye on the fluid situation.

More details will appear on the lake effect snow as the system kicks off Wednesday night, so stay tuned to the NBC 5 Storm Team and the NBC 5 app for all the latest updates.

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/winter-weather-advisory-issued-as-significant-lake-effect-snow-expected-in-cook-county/2747478/ Winter weather advisory issued when snow is expected due to significant lake influence in Cook County – NBC Chicago

DUSTIN JONES

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