More than a foot of snow in Chicago possible by Tuesday; forecasters warn of ‘difficult to impossible’ travel

Foot of snow possible as forecasters warn of ‘difficult to impossible’ travel on President’s Day
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Parts of Chicago could see up to a foot or more of snow Monday.

Snow started falling Sunday night and could continue until Tuesday night, the National Weather Service said.

Lake-effect snow on Monday will bring about 7 to 15 inches at Midway Airport, the weather service said. With more snow likely Tuesday, O’Hare Airport could see a foot.

Meanwhile, Sunday’s high temperature peaked at just 4 degrees, breaking the record for the lowest high temperature on Valentine’s Day – 8 degrees. That record was set in 1943, according to the weather service.

Temperatures at night could dip as low as minus-7, with wind chills potentially dropping to minus-28, the weather service said.

In those temperatures, frostbite can develop in fewer than 10 minutes, the weather service said.

“Bundle up if you have to go outdoors,” the weather service said.

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