Winter storm warning issued for parts of the Chicago area as of 2 a.m. Friday

CHICAGO – A winter storm warning was issued Friday from 2 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Lake County, Illinois and northern Cook County.

Heavy lake-effect snow is possible with probable totals of 2 to 4 inches and very localized 8 inches, the National Weather Service said. Look for reduced visibility and slippery roads during the Friday morning drive.

Additionally, a winter weather advisory will be in effect from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. for southern Cook County, DuPage County, and Lake County, Indiana.

Mostly cloudy conditions Thursday with 20% chance of flurries and scattered flurries. Winds: NO 10-15 G25. Top: 31.

Full forecast details and more on the WGN Weather Center blog

Mostly cloudy tonight with 20 percent chance of flurries and scattered flurries, lake effect snow. Winds: NNW 10-15 G25. Bottom: 10.

In the WGN Evening News at 4, longtime weather producer Bill Snyder celebrated his 25th birthday with a laugh in the weather segment.

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