Snow fell across the Chicago area Saturday night into Sunday morning dropping more than four inches in some parts of the city and suburbs, but forecasts say that's not the only accumulation in store.
Another two to three inches of snow will likely fall on the Chicago area during the Monday morning commute, according to the National Weather Service. The snow will affect morning traffic times and conditions.
As of 8 a.m. Sunday, snowfall totals measured 3.8 inches at Midway Airport, 3.7 inches at O’Hare Airport and 2.9 inches in Romeoville, according to the National Weather Service. Observations taken Sunday morning measured 4.8 inches in Rogers Park, 4.5 inches in Oak Park and 4.6 inches in Lincolnwood, according to the weather service.
While some light snow continued through Sunday morning, lake effect snow created low visibility along the lake and led to additional accumulation. Visibility was especially dangerous Sunday morning near the Illinois and Indiana state line, according to the weather service.
Snow was heavy in parts of northwest Indiana Sunday afternoon as an “intense” lake effect snow band pivoted east from Lake County, Indiana, through Porter County around 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Map & listing of 4"+ snowfall reports from when snow started last night thru ~8am today. Also included are storm total reports from official NWS obs sites. Note that additional lake effect snow NOT included (updated estimated snow total map *may* be posted this eve). #ilwx #inwx pic.twitter.com/MyoM5gbBpd
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) January 23, 2022