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Hazardous Weather Outlook: Snow and Arctic Cold Moving In

Oak Lawn could be caught in the crosshairs of lake effect snow as another polar vortex moves into the region.

A man scrapes snow off his driveway over the weekend. Like most Midwesterners, 35 degrees in January feels like 70 degrees in April. PHOTO CREDIT: Rick Drew
A man scrapes snow off his driveway over the weekend. Like most Midwesterners, 35 degrees in January feels like 70 degrees in April. PHOTO CREDIT: Rick Drew

Oak Lawn could get dumped with 6-12 inches of snow overnight Monday, with another blast of arctic air moving in.

Monday night is going to be a game of snow roulette, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

A “heavy band” of lake effect snow is forecast to hit Southeastern Cook County beginning  around 11 p.m. Monday and lasting until 9 a.m. Tuesday.

But there’s a catch.

The NWS says the snowfall region will be less than 10 miles wide, so conditions can vary dramatically in a short distance. The heaviest hit areas could get 6 to 12 inches of snowfall. Temperatures are also expected to plummet and “dangerously cold wind chills” may exist.

Everything you need to know about Oak Lawn's snow removal:


Mike Fields January 21, 2014 at 12:19 AM
Damn you Mayor Bury, you made it snow again.

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