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Winter weather advisory issued for Chicago area warning of blowing and drifting snow

The advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. for Cook, DuPage, Will, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties in Illinois, and Lake and Porter counties in Indiana.

A person uses an umbrella to shield while walking past the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library, in the Edgewater neighborhood, as snow moves through Chicago, Dec. 28, 2021.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A winter weather advisory has been issued for the Chicago area warning of blowing and drifting snow Wednesday, with wind gusts up to 45 mph.

The advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. for Cook, DuPage, Will, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties in Illinois, and Lake and Porter counties in Indiana.

The National Weather Service warned of hazardous driving conditions in open stretches, especially west of Chicago. Snow accumulation was expected to be less than half an inch.

Temperatures were expected to drop to 16 by noon Wednesday, then into the single digits at night, with wind chills as low as minus-6. A similar pattern is expected Thursday and Friday, with a slight chance of snow or freezing rain Saturday.

A winter weather advisory has been issued for the Chicago area warning of blowing and drifting snow Wednesday, with wind gusts up to 45 mph.
National Weather Service