Weather Authority: Light snow ending on Friday morning

Total additional snow from the High Resolution Rapid Refresh Model for this afternoon and evening up to midnight

"Minor ice accumulations are also possible, mainly south of Interstate 80", forecasters warn. Heavy snow continues around dinner time and then will start tapering off overnight with temperatures dropping down to mid teens.

The inclement weather is also forecast to affect airports in cities like Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Toronto. It shows a widespread area of moderate to occasionally heavy snow over much of the southern half of Lower Michigan.

"Expect a hard Friday morning commute, especially south of Milwaukee and Madison and into northern IL", according to the National Weather Service.

Don't look, but another winter storm is coming.

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. Its good powdery snow, ” Frey said. Ten inches were reported in parts of northern IL and 8 inches in northern Indiana.

Be prepared for a hard Friday morning commute, the weather service said. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches are expected.

Total additional snow from the High Resolution Rapid Refresh Model for this afternoon and evening up
Total additional snow from the High Resolution Rapid Refresh Model for this afternoon and evening up

Air Canada, American, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest, and United are waiving rebooking charges for passengers traveling through affected cities ahead of the weekend.

Winter storm warnings have been issued for most parts of southern Alberta, with up to 50 centimetres of snow expected in some parts of the Rockies.

Hank Stawasz was out shoveling his driveway by hand, clearing a path for the retiree to exit his home in the Detroit suburb of Livonia.

Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation Commissioner John Tully said 300 salt-spreading plows hit the streets late Thursday and would continue their work through today. I think there will be some isolated higher amounts near a foot as well. Eight inches was reported in parts of northern IL and up to 6 inches in the Chicago area. "Saginaw and the Thumb should end up with 5" to 6" of snow.

Some courts and government offices shut down, joining schools in the path of the storm that closed for the day in Illinois, Indiana and MI.

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