Two to five-inches of snow will cause increasingly hard and hazardous driving conditions to develop across much of the Chicago area, the snow beginning Friday afternoon and continuing until later Friday evening. Snow began around 2pm and has continued to fill in and become heavier.
Additionally, a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for parts of eastern and southwestern Montana until Saturday night. The snow may start falling as soon as Friday afternoon. Highs Monday will only reach a solid 5° with wind chills during the day well below 0.
Snow quickly moves out early Saturday morning and we start off the weekend with bitterly cold temperatures.
The snowfall totals will be greater north of Interstate 70.
The National Weather Service is forecasting between two and three inches of snowfall in central Ohio. Higher elevations could see 1' - 4' feet of snow.
Above you can see a stream of subtropical moisture is following the jet stream right into the Pacific NW and rolling over into Montana. The Winter Storm Warning for Muskegon, Oceana and Mason Counties will expire at noon.