Areas close to Lake Michigan, together with elements of Chicago, Would possibly See Foot or Extra Snow – NBC Chicago

With a winter storm warning covering all of Cook County, residents can expect lots of snow by Tuesday morning. However, if there is an improvement in the lake during the storm, the city of Chicago can see some truly stunning snowfall numbers.

According to the latest forecasting models, the Chicago area could see up to 8 to 10 inches of snow from Sunday evening through Tuesday morning. This is a remarkable blizzard in and of itself, but areas near Lake Michigan could be even larger.

According to the HHR model, the Lincoln Park neighborhood could see 15.8 inches of snow by Tuesday if lake-effect snow develops as expected. Evanston could see 14.7 inches of snow, and Midway Airport could even loop into it, allowing more than 10.5 inches of snow.

To the north, Winnetka could see more than a foot of snow with lake improvement.

Several key factors play a role in the total number of snowfalls. The narrowness of the snow band that would affect Chicago and areas north of the city could cause the forecast to change during the day on Monday, meaning other lakefront communities could see increased snowfall levels if the storm trail changes.

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