Chicago gets its first snowfall of the season on Halloween

The Chicago area saw its first snowfall of the season on Halloween.

Dustings of snow were seen during the morning commute Tuesday with scattered snow showers expected the rest of the day.

A Winter Weather Advisory took effect for Lake and Cook counties at 6 p.m. The advisory would last until 11 p.m. Additionally, Kenosha County would be under a Winter Weather Advisory starting at 3 p.m. That advisory went until 8 p.m.

"The snow showers and sharp winds in the afternoon could reduce visibility but the sun will still pop up here and there," said David King, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service.

Roads and sidewalks could become slick as freezing temperatures are expected through the night and into Wednesday morning.

We will be watching for the chance of lake-effect snow tonight in northwest Indiana, specifically Lake and Porter counties. A Winter Weather Advisory would be in effect until 5 a.m. Wednesday.

It was gusty today across Chicago with winds at about 30 mph, and there was a chance for thunder with the snow. Highs were forecast around 40 degrees.

"Lake-effect snow will stick south of Lake Michigan and the city should start drying out by 10 p.m. tonight," King said.

On Wednesday, there will be sunshine and the forecast calls for the low 40s. But it will be back to near 50 on Thursday!

Mid to upper 50s Friday and Saturday. Rain chances are back Saturday night through Monday.

The normal high temperature on Halloween is 56 degrees, and the low is 41 degrees, according to the weather service. The warmest Halloween was 84 degrees in 1950.

The snowiest Halloween was in 2019 when the area got 3.4 inches of snow.

Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.