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High winds, blowing snow impact Tuesday morning commute

As light snow continues to fall in the south suburbs, high winds kicking up fallen snow could cause visibility problems throughout the Chicago area during Tuesday’s morning commute.

Light snow falling along the I-80 corridor and further south is expected to taper off from northwest to southeast by 8 or 9 a.m., according to a special weather statement from the National Weather Service.

However, gusty winds up to or above 30 mph could cause the light, powdery snow that fell overnight to drift onto roadways or blow into the air and reduce visibility, the weather service said.

NWS officials encouraged drivers to use extra caution and allow additional travel time during the morning commute.

Tuesday’s high temperature will be 13 degrees with wind chills as low as 10 below zero, according to the weather service.