Motorist and travelers are highly encouraged to save extra time and plan accordingly tomorrow morning as yet another clipper system, the third of four and likely to be the most potent of the others, promises to make for a messy morning commute.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Chicago from 10pm CST tonight through noon CST Monday.
In what has been a series of clipper systems to start the month of February, this one, the third in four days, could very well bring Chicago its largest snowfall so far this season. A healthy and well organized clipper type system will move into the region later this evening. Snow will overspread the Chicago area from northwest to southeast tonight. Snow rates of 1"+ per hour is likely between 11pm and 8am. The axis or corridor of the heaviest snow will fall from the city and areas to the north. A general 2-5 inches will fall over the area with the heaviest amounts north of Chicago.
The weather pattern over the Chicago area is to stay rather active as a fourth clipper system could bring light snow to the region Tuesday. After Tuesday, there area at least two more weather systems could bring rain and/or snow to the region. The first could bring a rain/snow mix Thursday. The second one could start off as rain with maybe a few thunderstorms on Sunday before changing over to snow Sunday night into Monday.
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