Winter storm clock issued as four to eight inches of snow potential – NBC Chicago

There was a lot of snow and freezing temperatures in February, and we’ll see more of it in the days to come as several clocks and notices were issued ahead of a snow event that could fall between 4 and 8 inches of snow in some spots by Tuesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm clock for all of Cook County, Illinois and Lake County, Indiana. This clock will remain in effect through Tuesday morning, with 4 to 8 inches of snow possible in the area and heavier snowfall locally in towns near Lake Michigan.

A number of snow showers are expected in the area beginning Sunday evening and through Tuesday morning, with lake effect showers also hitting the immediate Chicago area and parts of northwest Indiana.

A winter weather report was also issued in Kankakee and eastern Will Counties, Illinois, and Porter, Newton, and Jasper counties, Indiana. According to the NWS, this will take effect at 6 p.m. and run until 3 a.m. on Tuesday.

2 to 5 inches of snow is possible in these areas, with Indiana counties possibly seeing higher amounts.

All of the snow will hit an area that is bone cold on Sunday, with the wind chill dropping to 30 degrees below zero in some places. Things are not expected to improve beyond that, with highs in the single digits and wind chill still well below zero across the region.

A wind chill warning will remain in effect through most of northeast Illinois until noon, and a wind chill warning will go into effect after noon in Illinois and Indiana.

Fortunately for residents, some relief may appear. Temperatures are expected to rise slowly during the week and by next weekend 30’s highs are on the forecast again, suggesting that the long cold spell that has hit the region may be coming to an end.

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