CHICAGO (CBS)– The winter storm Monday evening was passing to the south of Chicago, but the immediate Chicago area still sat in the prime area to receive accumulating snow through the night.
Snow rates will increase hour by hour, through 3 a.m.
After that, the snow shower activity becomes more showery in nature, CBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist reported.
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A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Areas under the warning can get snow totals around 4 to 8 inches.
Due to wind, there is also Lakeshore Flood Advisory in effect from Lake County, Illinois to Lake County, Indiana. Waves up to 13 feet are possible amid the winter storm.
The city closed the lakefront trail on Monday morning.
Light snow lingers through the night and the day on Tuesday.
There is the possibility of a mix of snow, freezing rain and icing, to areas south of I-80.
Strong 40 mph winds will lower visibility.
CBS 2 meteorologist Ed Curran said Tuesday morning commuters will likely face some remaining snowfall, together with several inches on the ground.
The low for Monday night is 30, the high for Monday 32.
Snow showers will also be around on Wednesday, with a high of 30.
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