Winter storm warning anticipated for elements of NE Illinois, NW Indiana with heavy snowfall – NBC Chicago

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for parts of Illinois and Indiana as heavy snowfall and cold winds are expected by Tuesday morning.

The alert will take effect in Kankakee and eastern Will Counties, Illinois, and Lake, Porter, Newton, and Jasper counties of northwest Indiana on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. The warning will remain in effect until 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

The whole of Cook County will be warned of a winter storm at 3 a.m. on Monday and 12 noon on Tuesday.

The warning says cold temperatures and occasional snow are planned for Sunday evenings, with the main risk of snow being during Monday’s evening commute. About 4 to 8 inches of snow is possible in the affected areas, and areas near Lake Michigan could see even more snow because of the lake effect enhancement.

Wind chill of up to 20 degrees below zero is also possible in the affected counties, with cold night temperatures possibly impairing the effectiveness of salt and other road treatments, according to the warning.

A winter weather warning has been issued for Lake County, Illinois, along with Kane, DuPage, LaSalle, Kendall, Grundy, and northern and southern Will Counties. The advisory comes into effect on Monday noon and runs until Tuesday 9.00 a.m.

Snowfalls can be expected in the affected areas, and cold winds pose a threat in these communities too.

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