If you have plans to travel to Chicago over the next 24 hours, you may want to rethink that travel.
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 PM CST FRIDAY… for Lake IL-DuPage-Cook-Will-Lake IN-Porter counties, including the cities of Waukegan, Wheaton, Chicago, Joliet, Gary, and Valparaiso.
* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Travel will be very difficult to impossible at times, including during the morning commute on Friday. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches, with localized higher amounts are expected.
* WHERE…Portions of northwest Indiana and northeast Illinois.
* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to 9 PM CST Friday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.