As of noon, O'Hare International Airport had seen 7.3 inches of snowfall, while Midway International Airport had seen 6.8 inches, the weather service said.
By dawn Friday, heavy snow is expected to be falling in metro Detroit, with a couple inches on the ground during the morning rush hour.
Friday, snow with a high near 24. After a possible break in snowfall Saturday afternoon/evening, yet a third accumulating snow could occur later Saturday night into Sunday.
WHAT.Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are expected.
The declaration means drivers can not park on city streets between 9 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Saturday.
That National Weather Service also forecasted that after its winter storm warning expired Friday night, another round of snow was expected Friday into mid-morning Saturday and early Sunday morning into late Sunday morning. It's nearly certain to mess with the Friday morning commute and will probably play havoc with air travelers as one of the busiest airline hubs is forced to shovel out.
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The National Weather Service issued winter-weather warnings and advisories across the upper Midwest.
Meteorologists at Environment Canada expect the snow to begin to taper off sometime late this afternoon across the central region of the province.
There is a little lingering snow showers around mostly higher based but the valley floors could see a dusting of snow heading into this evening. Wind chill values as low as -2. Temperatures will be in the 20s and expect roads to be snowpacked and slippery. Even though those locations are not within the WLFI viewing area, our northern counties (Pulaski, Fulton, Jasper and Newton) will likely be impacted.
The graphic above has the heavy snow rate area scalloped.
The storm system stretching from western Montana to southern MI could drop up to 14 inches (36 cm) of snow in some areas, the National Weather Service said.
The Des Moines Register reported that three to seven inches of snow fell in northern Iowa Friday morning. "Drivers should reduce speeds, give themselves extra time to reach their destinations, and provide plenty of space to snow and ice equipment on the roadways".
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