A late season winter storm is expected to move from the southern Rockies through the Ohio Valley this weekend. As it does so, it will spread snow across the Chicago area Saturday night through Sunday night. Below are preliminary details regarding this late season winter storm. Note: There are still issues to resolve/iron out regarding the exact track of the storm so details are subject to change.
Timing: Snow will overspread the region from southwest to northeast late Saturday night into Sunday morning.
- 0-2" north of Chicago or north of I-88/290.
- 1-4" across the city or between I-88 and I-80.
- 3-6" (locally higher amounts) south of I-80 (La Salle, Ford, Iroquois, Benton counties).
Coverage: 100% of the area will see snow. Lightest amounts will occur north of Chicago near the Wisconsin border. Heaviest snow will occur south of Interstate 80 and near the IL/IN shore of Lake Michigan.
Potential Impacts: Air and ground traffic will be impacted with travel conditions becoming worse as you travel further south.
Prepared by Meteorologist Andrei Evbuoma on
Friday, March 22, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. CST
Copyright © 2013 by Andrei Evbuoma
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