Timing, totals for incoming winter storm

Pauline Gross
February 11, 2018

As of 9:30 a.m., more than 740 flights have been cancelled on Friday at O'Hare, and more than 280 have been cancelled on Friday at Midway. But Racine County could see up to three inches of snow before midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. The ice and snow will continue in upstate NY, western Pennsylvania and into New England. The high will be near 23 degrees. Extremely high winds (gusts up to 60 mpg) paired with the freezing rain and snow to fall will lead to especially unsafe driving conditions.

A second wave of snow will push through late Friday into early Saturday with southern Iowa being the main target of this wave. Cloudy, with a low around 11. North winds will be around 10 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch in effect from late tonight through Friday evening. Some of the heaviest snow falling in the metro could be at around 7 a.m. Friday, then clearing out by the early afternoon.

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Precision 18 Radar picked up on light snow showers during the morning commute. Drivers should be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.

The snow and ice ahead of the storm was already hitting Louisville, Detroit and Cleveland overnight, and it is moving into Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City on Wednesday morning.

The winter storm warning issued by Environment Canada yesterday morning continues to persist today for much of central and southern Alberta. Please use extra caution while traveling! The declaration may be extended based on the duration of this event, arriving conditions, and increasing confidence in the snowfall forecast for Saturday. All vehicles parked along the designated snow emergency routes in the municipalities will be either ticketed or towed.

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