Chicago weather: Dangerous cold hits area after winter snow storm


CHICAGO — A winter snowstorm has hit Chicagoland, causing measurable snowfall and dangerously cold temperatures.

Frigid conditions are expected to continue through the holiday weekend. On Friday, temperatures will reach a high of zero degrees with feels-like temperatures as low as -40 in some areas.

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect across the entire Chicago area until 6 a.m. Saturday.

Blowing snow is causing white out conditions in some areas and slick, snow covered roads are making travel extremely difficult and hazardous. Allow extra time and drive with caution.

A Blizzard Warning continues in Porter and La Porte counties in Indiana until 6 a.m. Saturday.

According to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, LaPorte County is under a travel warning, which means drivers are asked to “refrain from all travel.”

Lake and Porter counties are under a travel watch, meaning traffic should be limited to “essential travel” only.

For the latest weather updates, check out the WGN Weather blog.

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