A woman takes a walk with her dog in the snow next to Lake Michigan in Chicago, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. It is one in a series of clippers expected to move across the Midwest and Northeast this week. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Finally! We have snow for Chicago and other snow-starved parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes. While this taste of winter is welcome, it's causing travel troubles this Monday morning. Numerous accidents are being reported on Chicago roads today.
"After a very slow start to the season, Chicago has now seen four consecutive days of measurable snowfall," says weather.com meteorologist Nick Wiltgen.
A clipper system is moving through the Great Lakes region Monday, Feb. 4 bringing a couple of inches to the Windy City. While it's no major snowstorm, it is bringing a taste of winter to Chicago.
Tomorrow, another clipper moves into the Great Lakes. The Northeast will also get a shot of snow on Monday and Tuesday.
Chicago had an an unusually mild winter in 2012, like much of the nation. They received 19.8" of snow in the 2011-12 winter season. The average seasonal snowfall is 36.4".