Major winter storm continues to pound US

12 February, 2018, 00:30 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • Major winter storm continues to pound US

The National Weather Service says a winter storm is heading to northeastern IL that could bring as much as 9 inches of snow to some areas.

Chicago could get around a foot of snow - 8 to 14 inches - by late Friday, and between 2 to 4 inches through the weekend, forecasters said.

The snow is most likely to fall between 9 p.m. Thursday and noon Friday, according to the weather service.

Experts suggest "postponing non-essential travel" until the snow lets up, as the quickly accumulating snow has the potential to make travel on the highways hard.

Montana is gearing up for its second winter storm in less than a week, and it's expected to create big problems for travelers. More than 200 flights were canceled at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan, by early Friday.

If travelling during the winter storm, drivers are reminded to slow down for winter conditions. The service predicts an accumulation of anywhere between 3 and 10 inches Thursday, depending on where the notice was posted.

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A few inches of snow is expected, but with heavy snow bands, local amounts can increase.

A light snow falls as maintenance employee Dennis McGowan shovels the main walkway at the entrance of Fort Loramie High School in Fort Loramie, Ohio, on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.

Public schools were closed in Chicago Friday as the storm, projected to drop more than a foot of snow on the nation's third-largest city, starting falling late Thursday. Cloudy, with a low around 16.

About 750 flights were canceled at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and about 300 flights were canceled at Midway, the Chicago Department of Aviation reported Friday morning. Highs will rise almost 5° more tomorrow afternoon and will climb near 27° in Lafayette.

Monday: Mostly sunny, high near 27.


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