National Weather Service
Several rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected through week's end, prompting a flood watch for the region.
Drivers slid to their destinations during Friday's morning commute, causing police to respond to numerous accidents caused by icy roads.
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A winter storm was expected to continue to bring snow into the Chicago area until Wednesday morning.
A wind advisory is in effect with wind gusts of 50 mph whipping through the region.
Mark Twain wrote, "If you don't like the weather in Chicago, wait a minute."
A wind chill advisory and flood warning are in effect for LaPorte County, with wind chills dipping to 20 below zero and lake-effect snow bringing even more precipitation to the rain-swollen Kankakee River.
A winter storm is expected to sock the region Sunday with more than a quarter of an inch of ice.
The region's first blast of brutal winter air arrived early Tuesday morning, with wind chills dipping to 15 degrees below zero.
The National Weather Service is warning pockets of heavy snow could fall through the region this afternoon, causing visibilities of less than half a mile in some areas.
The latest first snowfall of the season in Chicago-area history is set to fall this afternoon with the arrival of a winter storm that forecasters say could cause blizzard-like conditions near the Lake Michigan shoreline in Lake and Porter counties.
Forecasters are warning of the potential for a major winter storm that could leave as much as half a foot of snow on the ground Thursday, create hazardous driving conditions and impact air travel in Chicago.
Chicago could break the record for the longest stretch without measurable snow today if one tenth of an inch of snow is not recorded at O'Hare International Airport.
The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for the region.
Thick fog slowed drive times and delayed some area schools this morning.
Winds associated with Superstorm Sandy blew through the region Tuesday, downing power lines and making for difficult driving.
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The remnants of Hurricane Isaac lost steam on the way to the region, bringing rain but not the severe weather and flash flooding that was feared.
The remnants of what is now Tropical Depression Isaac will hit Northwest Indiana and Chicago this weekend, but where the most intense storms will occur is anyone's guess.
The recent rains haven't done anything to alleviate drought conditions.
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