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Lake-effect snow brings up to 10 inches in Chicago area

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 7:12 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO — Lake-effect snow is making for a snowy commute in northeastern Illinois.

The National Weather Service says as much as 10 inches of snow has fallen along Lake Michigan in the Chicago area. The snow started late Monday and is forecast to continue through Tuesday. Accumulations taper off moving into the suburbs, largely in the 2-to-8 inch range. Forecasters say Rockford received 1 to 2 inches of snow.

It's not just snowy. It's cold in Illinois too. The weather service has issued wind chill advisories for large portions of northeastern and north-central Illinois.

Wind chills are forecast as low as 25 degrees below zero with winds of up to 20 mph.

The cold weather is expected to continue through Thursday.

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