Here are the current warnings:
This forecast begins at 12 noon Central today. Heaviest snow in the darker colors. Chicago will be severely affected with more than 20" of snow.
Here is the probability of 12" or more of snow the next 24 hours. Red = 90%!
Farther south, the ice storm will continue. Interstate 74 is closed in both directions in Indiana due to a major traffic accident involving a state trooper.
The winds will cause severe drifting of the snow and will serve to bring down power lines in the ice storm areas:
and the wind chills will threaten the life of anyone stuck outdoors in the storm.
There is a tornado and severe thunderstorm threat:
What a storm!