UPDATED 8:30 A.M. MONDAY: The Chicago area is now under a winter storm warning as four to eight inches of snow is expected for much of the area.
Isolated snowfall totals near 10 inches is expected in some areas under the winter weather warning, which will be under effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and includes DuPage, Cook, Will, DeKalb, McHenry and Lake counties, according to the National Weather Service.
Snow could fall at rates as high as two to three inches per hour—especially early this afternoon—and thunder is possible within some of the heavier bands of snow, according to the NWS. Residents should avoid unnecessary travel this afternoon.
Snow could also briefly mix with sleet or freezing rain south of Interstate 80 this morning as precipitation begins.
The National Weather Service has more information on its website.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Between three to six inches of snow is expected Monday throughout the Chicago area with the possibility of higher amounts of snow in some areas, according to the National Weather Service.
A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday for DuPage, Will, Kane, Cook, McHenry, Lake and Kendall counties as well as several other counties throughout northern Illinois, according to the National Weather Service.
The snow is expected to develop Monday morning and then taper off by early Monday evening. Snowfall rates of an inch or more per hour are possible at times — especially Monday afternoon, according to the NWS.
This will lead to snow-covered roads and will make travel hazardous across the region. The National Weather Service is encouraging residents to be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibility during the course of this winter storm.
Visit the National Weather Service for more information on the winter weather for Monday.