Chicago Snowstorm Timeline: How much snow your area could see and when

Parts of the Chicago area could see more than a foot of snow as major winter weather hits the region again from Monday.

How much snow could you see and when? Here is an overview of what lies ahead:

Monday morning: Winter storm warning in effect

Several winter storm warnings and weather forecasts came into effect throughout the Chicago area late Sunday through early Monday.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the counties of Kankakee, Kendall, Will, Grundy, Livingston and DuPage in Illinois along with the counties of Lake, Newton and Jasper in northwest Indiana, which began Sunday night and will remain in effect until 9 a.m. Tuesday.

A winter storm warning for Cook County went into effect at 6 p.m. 3 Monday, according to the NWS, while a winter storm warning for Lake County, Illinois takes effect at. 12 Monday. Both last until kl. 12 Tuesday.

An advice on wind cooling continues in the Chicago area until kl. 12 Monday, while there is also a winter weather guide for LaSalle and Kane counties in Illinois as well as LaPorte County in Indiana. A weather guide for McHenry and DeKalb counties begins at 6 p.m. 15 Monday, where both last until kl. 9 Tuesday.

Monday starts cloudy, windy and bitterly cold with periods of light to moderate snow over the metro area and lake effect snow showers, sometimes heavy, in areas closest to the lake. The dangerous cold snap continues with morning wind cooling between -15 and -25 degrees.

Monday afternoon: Heavy snow develops

Sea-effect snow continues while a stable, moderate to heavy snow develops to the south and moves north through the evening.

Heavy snow and cold temperatures are expected, which in particular leads to low visibility and dangerous travel conditions. NWS notes that the worst conditions are expected late Monday afternoon to Tuesday morning, affecting commuters both to and from work.

Afternoon highs range from 8 degrees in northwestern counties to 18 degrees in northwestern Indiana.

Monday night and overnight: Snow moving north, wives

The snow-covered system moves north through the evening before subsiding to a lighter snow overnight. But heavier lake effect snow continues close to the lake. The winter storm warning for Cook County warns that total snow accumulations of 8 to 13 inches are expected, with even greater amounts possible, especially by the lake.

Lowest overnight stays will range from -2 inland wells to 10 above zero in northwest Indiana, but gusts up to 20 to 25 mph will make wind cooling readings between -5 to -15 degrees.

Tuesday morning: Light snow continues, but stronger sea effect

Tuesday morning we still see light snow all over the area. But heavier sea-effect snow continues throughout the afternoon, primarily in Cook County, before subsiding to a few light snow showers in the evening.

Snow totals will vary significantly from one location to another, with 3 to 5 inches expected in the far west and northwest counties, 5 to 9 inches in counties south and east in northwest Indiana, but potentially more than a foot in Cook County.

Outside the lake, snow is affecting snow, and when the system is tapered, Tuesday appears to be cloudy, airy and quite cold for the rest of the day. The highlights will be in teens, but with wind cooling in the individual digits.

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