DOWNTOWN — A Monday morning storm has already caused a plane to slide off a runway at O’Hare Airport, forced the cancelation of hundreds of other flights and created dangerous road conditions throughout the area.
And it won’t let up until this afternoon.
Parts of Chicago could get up to 6 inches of snow by the end of the Monday storm, and then record-breaking cold is expected to hit Tuesday.
A winter weather advisory is in effect until 2 p.m., with the National Weather Service warning that roads could become icy or snow-covered and strong winds could blow snow.
Hundreds of flights were delayed at O’Hare and Midway airports, and more than 400 were outright canceled at O’Hare while another 93 were canceled at Midway as of 9:10 a.m.
One plane at O’Hare slid off a runway about 8 a.m. due to the icy conditions. None of the 38 passengers on board was hurt, according to multiple reports. One passenger’s video posted to Twitter shows the mishap unfold.
The National Weather Service also expects there to be shoreline flooding as a result of the storm. The agency said waves could reach 8-11 feet along the shore of Lake Michigan, and it warned people in Chicago to avoid flood-prone areas.
Most of the snow is expected to fall before 2 p.m., but the rest of the day isn’t looking too pretty: Temperatures are expected to fall to about 24 degrees by 4 p.m., and there will be blustery winds with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Tuesday will be sunny, but the high temperature is expected to hit just 22 degrees and break a record for the lowest high temperature in that day’s history.
More snow is possible on Wednesday night.
Photos of the snow from around the city: