Season's first snowfall hits north, northwest suburbs

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Cars are covered by snow in rental car parking lot at O’Hare International Airport, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Chicago. The first significant snowstorm of the season blanketed some parts of the Midwest with more than a foot of snow and more was on the way Saturday, creating hazardous travel conditions and flight delays. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The Chicago area got its first snowfall of the year Friday and more is coming on Saturday.

A winter storm warning was declared at 9:00 p.m. Friday for Cook, Will, Lake, Kendall, LaSalle, and DuPage counties, a spokeswoman for the National Weather Service said. The warning is scheduled to end at 3:00 p.m. Saturday.

The snow accumulation varied depending on the area, with north and northwest parts of the metro area receiving the most precipitation.

About 6:32 p.m., the snow began to fall at O’Hare Airport, which saw a total 5.4 inches and is expected to receive another 4-5 inches Saturday. Midway Airport got 1.9 inches and is expected to get another 3-4 inches Saturday. The downtown area received little snow, and most of which fell has already melted, according to the weather service.

North suburban Mundelein received 10 inches and is expected to get another 4-5 inches, according to the weather service.


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