Midday Sunday, light snow will taper off and by the end of the weekend - parts of Chicago area could see a total of more than a foot of snow on the ground over the week, including 1-3 inches of accumulation from the snowfall late Tuesday night into Wednesday, according to the news outlet.
In Michigan, more than 50 vehicles, including auto and semi-trailer trucks, were involved in a pileup on icy I-94 east of Kalamazoo, according to local media.
Three to six inches of snow is expected between 10 a.m. today through Saturday morning, with the heaviest snow - coming down at a rate of up to half an inch per hour - hitting right around the evening commute, according to a winter weather advisory issued early today by the National Weather Service office in Buffalo.
A Divvy bicycle rider deposits his bike in a rental kiosk as a winter storm makes its way through several Midwest states February 9, 2018, in Chicago.
A winter storm brought heavy snowfall to parts of the US Midwest on Friday, causing 1,500 flight cancelations, snarling roads and closing schools.
Several crashes were reported on the roads early Friday in the Chicago and Detroit areas.
Airlines also have cancelled hundreds of flights at O'Hare and Midway airports.
Schools and travel saw major impacts across the Midwest on Friday as Winter Storm Mateo dumped inches of snow across a large section of the nation's heartland. Classes also were canceled in the city's suburbs. Eight inches was reported in parts of northern IL and up to about 6 inches was reported the Chicago area. More than 260 flights were canceled at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan.
Meteorologist Heather Orow in Grand Rapids, Michigan, says the storm is "generally going to be an issue for travel". The snow that began falling late Thursday afternoon continued through Friday as the storm moves east.
Public schools in Chicago and Detroit were closed Friday because of the winter storm, city officials announced.