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Chicago Weather: Snow Tops Out At 4.2 Inches For Some

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Rain fell on the Chicago area late Tuesday afternoon, and then moved on, after a very late first measurable snowfall.

And measurable it was.

The snow topped out at 4.2 inches in Greenwood, McHenry County; 3.2 inches in DeKalb, 3 inches in Lakewood and Mendota, 2.8 inches in North Aurora, 2.5 inches in Roselle, and 2 inches in Bolingbrook.

Milder air to the south cut into the system. Areas well south of I-80 were from the Winter Weather Advisory early.

Chicago officially tallied its first measurable snowfall of the season, after setting a record for the latest date for snow.

At 12:10 p.m. Chicago O'Hare picked up the first 0.1" of an inch of snow this season. Today, Dec. 28, 2021, now stands as the latest date for the first measurable snow in Chicago on record.

Snow Totals Manual
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There will be poor visibility this afternoon with snow showers and fog. Activity will taper to drizzle & flurries this evening. Drying out overnight.

7 Day Forecast with Interactivity PM
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TONIGHT: Cloudy. Areas of fog. Low 33.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy. High 36.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Light snow. Minor accumulations. Low 28.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy High 37

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