Winter Storm Warning:

Issued at: 3:47 am EST on January 31, 2015/, expires at: 9:00 PM CST on February 01, 2015
  • ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 9 PM CST /10 PM EST/ this evening to 9 PM CST /10 PM EST/ Sunday...
  • timing...accumulating snow will begin this evening. Precipitation may start as rain or rain snow mix... particularly the farther south you go from Interstate 80.
  • Snow accumulations...widespread amounts of 5 to 10 inches are expected by Sunday evening...with a chance of isolated heavier amounts in excess of 10 inches...especially near Lake Michigan.
  • Main impact...snow covered roads will make travel difficult. Significant disruptions to air travel are also likely.
  • Other impacts...strong northeast winds will develop Sunday afternoon and continue into Sunday evening leading to blowing and drifting of the freshly fallen snow. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight... food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Izzi Visit US at http://weather.Gov/Chicago (all lowercase) Follow US on facebook...twitter...and youtube at: www.Facebook.Com/nwschicago

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