Gusty Snow Showers Hit Chicago Area: NWS Warns of Commute Challenges and Reduced Visibility

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Chicago, Illinois – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Chicago has issued a Special Weather Statement effective through 7 a.m. Monday, cautioning residents about gusty snow showers in the Chicago metropolitan area. 

According to NWS meteorologists, a band of snow showers, accompanied by winds gusting up to 40 mph, is moving southeast into the area. The NWS highlighted hazards including wind gusts, reduced visibility, and slippery conditions on bridges and overpasses. Automated wind measurements recorded a 47 mph gust at Rockford Airport. The gusty conditions may lead to downed tree limbs and the displacement of unsecured objects. 

Commuters are advised to exercise caution, especially during Monday morning’s commute, due to potential visibility issues and slick roads. Affected areas include Chicago, Aurora, Joliet, Naperville, Elgin, and several other nearby locations.

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