Up to 6 inches of snow possible by Saturday afternoon

2013-12-13T07:55:00Z 2013-12-13T22:55:23Z Up to 6 inches of snow possible by Saturday afternoonTimes Staff nwitimes.com
December 13, 2013 7:55 am  • 

Forecasters are warning as much as 6 inches of snow could fall across the region by Saturday afternoon.

Lake, Porter, Newton, Jasper and Will counties are under a winter weather advisory until noon Saturday.

In Cook County, the winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday. Southern portions of Cook County are expected to get 4 to 6 inches of snow by late Saturday afternoon and north and central portions, including Chicago, can expect 2 to 4 inches.

LaPorte County's winter weather advisory also is in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday, with 3 to 5 inches of snow possible on the northwest corner of the county and 5 to 8 inches possible to the southeast.

LaPorte County might experience lake-effect snow late Saturday night into Sunday as well.

Snowfall rates of up to a half an inch per hour are possible after midnight.

Reduced visibility and snow-covered roads could make travel dangerous, forecasters said.

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