Winter Storm Warning Issued for Cook County

By Alex Parker on January 4, 2014 12:42pm 

 A child sleds at Humboldt Park on Jan. 2. The city is under a winter storm warning, and could see as much as 10 inches this weekend.
A child sleds at Humboldt Park on Jan. 2. The city is under a winter storm warning, and could see as much as 10 inches this weekend.
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CHICAGO — Cook County is under a winter storm warning until 6 p.m., the National Weather Service said.

As much as 5 to 10 inches of snow could accumulate this afternoon and evening, the warning said. Snowfall could snarl traffic and create delays at Midway and O'Hare airports.

The warning predicts 15-30 mph winds coming from the northwest.

Extreme cold temperatures are expected in the coming days, with windchills dipping to -45 degrees Sunday.

The Chicago Department of Aviation said more than 180 flights had been canceled at O'Hare, and Midway was experiencing "minor" delays, canceling about a dozen flights.

 

 

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