A Winter Storm Warning Is Here To Ruin Your Friday Night

By Kate Shepherd in News on Nov 20, 2015 4:28PM

Winter weather is arriving in Chicago this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the area in effect from 9 p.m. Friday through 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The first snowfall of the season will start Friday night and is expected to continue through the day on Saturday, according to the warning.

The precipitation will likely start out as a snow/rain mix early Friday night and become all snow later on in the evening. Not much snow is expected to stick initially because of the warm ground temperatures but snowfall rates are expected to increase overnight and will allow for more snow to accumulate on the ground.

In Chicago, especially in the areas near Lake Michigan, NWS meteorologists are now only predicting 2 to 5 inches of accumulation because of slightly warmer surface temperatures. The areas around the Interstate 80 corridor can expect anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of snow and north central Illinois might get as much as 8 to 10 inches.