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CHICAGO (CBS) — Heavy lake effect snow is coming down in the Chicago, leaving low visibility for Friday morning commuters.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for central Cook County, including Chicago, as well as for northern Cook County and Lake County, Illinois.
The Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 2 a.m. to noon Friday.
2:15am: My morning commute on DuSable Lake Shore Drive.
We’re tracking the winter storm, road conditions, expected snowfall totals, etc all morning on @CBSChicago from 4-8am.
— Audrina Bigos (@AudrinaBigos) January 28, 2022
First Alert Weather models estimate snow totals of 4 to 8 inches. Areas closer to the lake and city have already seen 4 to 4 inches of snow.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday for southern Cook County and all of DuPage County Lake County, Indiana.
The heaviest lake effect snow band is pounding Cook county closer to the lakefront from the North Shore to Calumet City and this band stretches through central Will and Kankakee counties.
2-4″ of snow has already fallen in some spots closer the lake and the city.
4-8″ is expected in the heaviest band with some isolated spots that could reach 8-12″
Source: CBS Chicago