CHICAGO (WLS) -- Another winter storm is on the way, and parts of the Chicago area could see over a half a foot of snow by Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Boone, Central and Northern Cook, De Kalb, DuPage, Kane, Lee, Ogle, Lake, Winnebago and McHenry counties in Illinois and Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties in Wisconsin from 1 p.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday.
A Winter Weather Advisory has also been issued for Boone, Central and Northern Cook, DuPage, De Kalb, Kane, Lake, Lee, Ogle and Winnebago counties from 6 p.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday.
ABC7 meteorologist Tracy Butler said the system has been picking up momentum, and a cold rain will develop across the area Thursday afternoon.
Drivers should expect a sloppy commute Thursday afternoon, especially in the northern suburbs, where the rain will mix with snow.
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As temperatures drop overnight, the rain will transition over to snow for most of us.
Snow accumulations of 3 to 6+ inches are expected across the northern suburbs, with 1 to 3 inches falling in the city and west suburbs.
The south suburbs and most of northwest Indiana will see the least snow, with less than an inch of slushy accumulation expected.
Stay tuned to ABC7 Eyewitness News and ABC7Chicago.com for the latest updates as the winter storm approaches.
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