Snowstorm delays air travelers

CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of air travelers are being delayed by a winter snowstorm that’s moving across the across the upper Midwest.

The Chicago Department of Aviation reports Friday morning that about 550 flights were canceled at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and about 230 flights were canceled at Chicago’s Midway Airport.

By early Friday, more than 100 flights were canceled at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan.

Airlines had warned travelers earlier in the week to expect flight cancelations to and from Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

Some courts and government offices shut down, joining schools in the path of the storm that closed for the day in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Court closings were reported in Chicago and Detroit, and driver’s license offices were shut in the Chicago area.

According to Ray Stagich at the Weather Channel, more snow is on the way, six to ten inches likely, possibly a foot in some isolated areas.

**Winter Storm Warning through 12pm CST Friday**

Heavy snow likely. Travel will be very difficult to
impossible at times, including during the morning commute on Friday. Total snow accumulations of 6to 10 inches are expected….
**Localized areas may see snow in excess of one foot**

Today|Snow this morning will give way to lingering snow showers this afternoon. High 28F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches.

TOTAL SNOW: 6-10″ Locally could be a foot…..(stretch)

Tonight|Variable clouds with snow showers. Low 16F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snowfall around one inch.

Tomorrow|Cloudy. High 23F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow night|Cloudy with snow showers in the evening and steady snow likely after midnight. Low 16F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 80%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.

Sunday|Morning snow showers. Highs in the mid 20s and lows in the mid single digits.

Monday|Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s and lows in the low teens.

Tuesday|Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 20s and lows in the upper teens.


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