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(Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

Meteorologists have a clearer picture of the timing of Thursday’s winter storm, and it looks likely to snarl both the morning and evening commutes, especially in Chicago.

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Lake effect snow made for a rough morning Friday. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

The National Weather Service is encouraging people to avoid non-essential travel, with intense snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

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A view looking north from the Field Museum in Chicago captured at 8:25 a.m. Jan. 23, 2022, by a National Weather Service camera. (Courtesy of National Weather Service.)

As of 6 a.m. Sunday, snowfall totals measured 3.6 inches at Midway Airport, 3.5 inches at O’Hare Airport and 2.8 inches in Romeoville, according to the National Weather Service. Another round of snow is expected Monday morning. 

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Photos taken on Interstate-94 near Porter County, Indiana, show weather conditions scarcely 2 miles apart. (Indiana Department of Transportation)

A couple of Indiana highway cameras caught lake effect snow in action Thursday morning, offering a picture-perfect snapshot of one of the region’s quirkier weather phenomena.

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(Pexels / Madison Inouye)

The National Weather Service on Tuesday said that as of 12:10 p.m., one-tenth of an inch of snow had been recorded at O’Hare Airport — Chicago’s official weather site — making the first measurable snowfall in 287 days.

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(Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

The National Weather Service is forecasting a "burst of wet snow" on Tuesday and a chance of light snow on Wednesday, which could bring Chicago's snow-free streak to an end.

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(Pexels / Madison Inouye)

It’s been 268 days, and counting, since Chicago recorded its last measurable snow. The record of 290 days is within reach.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists delve into the Chicago tradition of placing "dibs" on shoveled parking spots.

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Chicagoans are bracing for a wintry week to start off the first full week of the New Year. Send us your severe weather photos here.

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WGN's Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling gives us the latest news on the snow and when our weather woes might end. Send us your severe weather photos here and we'll use them in our online slideshow.

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WGN's Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling talks about the city’s record low temperatures, and what we can expect over the next few days.

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This week’s visit from the Polar Vortex was more than snowy and bone-chillingly cold; it was expensive as well. Read an article.

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Deep freeze lifts a little as the Chicago area continues to cope with the cold weather. Elizabeth Brackett has the details. Send us your severe weather photos here.

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The extreme weather caused Chicago Tonight producer Josclynn Brandon to get stuck in Lafayette, Indiana on her way back to Chicago from a wedding in Louisville. Read a blog about her experience, watch a web extra video, and view a slideshow.

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Hypothermia and frostbite aren’t the only cold-related problems doctors are noticing in local emergency rooms today. We talk with Dr. Michelle Sergel about the weather’s impact on health.

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The new year kicks off with snow blanketing the Chicago area, creating a messy commute for drivers and airport cancellations. We have the latest details from WGN's Chief Meteorologist Tom SkillingSubmit your snow photos here and we will use them in our online slideshow!