NWS: Harsh Winter Weather To Hit Chicagoland
Commuters drive on snowy road in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Another one to three inches of snow could fall across the Chicago metro area Thursday with even more falling in the southern part of the region, according to the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Harsh winter weather is expected to hit Chicagoland today. The National Weather Service says strong winds, falling temperatures and blowing snow is likely. A winter weather advisory is in effect for much of the day. Hazardous travel conditions are expected to develop tonight.

Winter Weather advisory until 6 p.m. due to high winds creating near white out conditions due to blowing drifting snow. This morning