Chicago is about to make a dent in its snowfall deficit, with the latest forecasts calling for 2 to 4 inches of accumulation in the city in the first significant weather event of 2023.
The National Weather Service is tracking a storm set to hit late Tuesday, with peak snowfall during the commute Wednesday morning. The largest snow totals are expected east of I-55 and south of I-80, although forecasters say a winter weather warning could be extended north toward Chicago.
Lake-effect snow could continue throughout Wednesday.
Aside from a deep freeze in late December, it’s been a quiet winter on the weather front. To date, Chicago has only recorded 5 inches of snow, more than 10 inches below normal. The fleet of idle snowplows didn’t have much to do organize a naming contest.
Here are the current forecasts.
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) January 24, 2023
Zoom out for a look at Indiana:
Winter storm warnings are now in place for much of the area as 6-8″ of snow is expected in north central Indiana late evening through Wednesday afternoon. Travel conditions will be challenging, particularly tomorrow morning. #INwx pic.twitter.com/5RLliD5mJi
— IndianaWeatherOnline (@IndianaWxOnline) January 24, 2023
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