A winter storm watch has been issued for late Monday when up to 10 inches of snow are expected to begin blanketing the area, officials from the National Weather Service said today.
The snow may cover the area over a 24-hour period beginning late Monday, according to the National Weather Service Web site.
Officials said a strong surface low is expected to develop over the Mississippi Valley Monday and make its way into Kentucky by Tuesday and then into Ohio by Wednesday. The low is expected to drop a band of snow over north central Illinois on Tuesday.
The watch covers all of the areas in the north central part of the state including Chicago and Cook, DuPage, kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties.