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Oak Forest Under Lake Effect Snow Warning

The city and other Cook County communities could see another 1 to 2 inches Thursday. Find out when the heaviest snowfall will hit.

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The National Weather Service has issued a lake effect snow warning for Oak Forest and other parts of Cook County until 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2. Most of the intense snowfall is predicted to begin Thursday morning and hit areas near Lake Michigan the worst, according to the agency. 

The heavy snowfall is expected to fall during morning rush hour traffic, the weather service reports.

Oak Forest and other Cook County communities away from the lake could see 1 to 2 inches of snow by the afternoon. Areas by the lake could be hit with as much as 10 inches, the agency reports.
OF January 02, 2014 at 07:08 AM
Plenty coming down now
mike humenik January 02, 2014 at 10:09 AM
not a snow plow to be seen!
mike humenik January 02, 2014 at 12:35 PM
11:33 NOT A PLOW IN SIGHT!!! WHATS UP O.F????
Dave January 02, 2014 at 02:06 PM
Update: 954 WWUS83 KLOT 021834 SPSLOT SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL 1234 PM CST THU JAN 2 2014 ILZ006-013-014-022-023-033-039-INZ001-022045- LAKE IL-DUPAGE-COOK-WILL-KANKAKEE-IROQUOIS-FORD-LAKE IN- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAUKEGAN...WHEATON...CHICAGO...JOLIET... KANKAKEE...WATSEKA...PAXTON...GARY 1234 PM CST THU JAN 2 2014 ...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS CONTINUING THIS AFTERNOON... LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE AT TIMES ACROSS NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON BEFORE THE MAIN AXIS BEGINS TO FOCUS ACROSS NORTHWESTERN INDIANA INTO THIS EVENING. ALTHOUGH THE SNOW SHOWERS MAY BRIEFLY ABATE...ADDITIONAL BANDS OF SNOW ARE LIKELY TO REDEVELOP AND MOVE ACROSS THE AREA. THEREFORE...EXPECT RAPID CHANGES IN THE VISIBILITIES IN AND OUT OF THE HEAVIEST SNOW SHOWERS. NEAR WHITE OUT CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AS THE HEAVIEST SNOW BANDS SHIFT ONSHORE. AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ARE ALSO EXPECTED AS NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY WINDS CONTINUE UP TO 30 MPH. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL EXTEND WELL INLAND ACROSS COOK...WILL...EASTERN DUPAGE AND EVEN INTO KANKAKEE COUNTY AS WELL. IN THESE AREAS...ISOLATED ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. LIGHTER AMOUNTS OF SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE FARTHER SOUTH ACROSS IROQUOIS AND POSSIBLY FORD COUNTY. $$ KJB

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