Weather starts to warm up as we head into the weekend

Doug Carpenter
February 12, 2018

It's going to be slippery on the roads for the drive home tonight and the morning commute tomorrow.

The first part of a narrow band of heavy snow arrived Thursday night at the United States' third largest city by population.

The National Weather Service said the significant winter storms threatened heavy snow, strong winds and unsafe travel from the northern Rockies to the Northern Plains and the upper Midwest through Sunday in some parts.

It has the potential to bring up to a foot of thick, wet snow to the region before it departs early Saturday morning.

A half-inch of snow overnight is making for treacherous driving once again in the Madison area, and the worst is yet to come. It, too, has closed its schools.

City officials announced school closures in Chicago, Detroit and Milwaukee because of the weather.

"The good news is we're tried and tested here", he said.

"What we've seen is a positive North Atlantic Oscillation, a pattern that we monitor". "Now, Chicago is used to this".

However, the snow is going to return this weekend as another wave of upper level energy is on the way.

The Illinois Department of Transportation tweeted road conditions were deteriorating Thursday night across the top of the state as the system neared Chicago.

The warning means significant amounts of ice and snow are likely, which will create major travel disruptions. Stay up to date with the latest forecast with Andy Provenzano tonight on News 10 at 5, 6 and 11 P.M. and Thursday morning on News 10 Today 4:30-7 A.M. on WILX.

Residents weathered 20 inches over two days in February 2011.

Winter Storm Liam has been dropping rain, ice, and snow from Texas to OH over the past day.

By noon, more than 1,300 flights had been scrapped and another 1,390 delayed largely at Chicago O'Hare, Chicago Midway and Detroit, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware., which tracks airline traffic, said about 1,050 USA flights were canceled, with about one in five flights into or out of Chicago and Detroit airports called off, per Reuters.

Snow will wind down on Friday evening, ending later the farther south and east you are.

Despite the amount of snow that has fallen in southeast MI, were not in record territory yet said Frey.

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