A lake-effect snow warning is in effect for DuPage and Will counties until 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
"Lake effect snow squalls result in highly variable accumulations," according to the warning. "As a result, some areas in the warning may only get several inches of snow while other locations could see in excess of 8 inches."
In areas impacted the most, snowfall rates of up to 2 inches an hour could occur, making travel hazardous. Northeast winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour may create blowing and drifting snow.
We know Elmhurst has received more than 9 inches of snow so far. Send us your snow photos—sledding, shoveling, snow forts, animals—and we'll create a gallery.
But beware, Elmhurst, of the life-threatening cold moving into the area. Near record cold temperatures are likely Sunday through Tuesday, just in time for the kids to go back to school.
Here's the forecast:
Thursday: Snow showers mainly before 3 p.m., with temperatures falling to 15 degrees by 5 p.m. and -5 overnight. Wind chill values will be as low as -16. Four to 8 inches of accumulation possible.
Friday: Mostly sunny, high near 14, wind chill -16. Friday night, low around 14, wind chill at -5.
Saturday: 40 percent chance of snow after noon, high near 30, winds 20-25 miles per hour. Snow continues overnight with a low around 15.
Sunday: 30 percent chance of snow, temperatures drop to -7 overnight.
Monday: High of -7, low around -17, partly sunny.
Tuesday: High near -3, low -10, partly cloudy.