The Monday morning commute here will be slow and treacherous - snow and winds persisting closer-in during the early-morning hours, and then gradually diminishing as the center of low pressure fades off to the east. Lake shore flooding will be likely right along and just inland of the IL and Indiana Lake Michigan shoreline.
The National Weather Service ended blizzard warnings early on Monday in northeast Missouri through the Chicago metropolitan area and northeast into MI, but noted strong winds of up to 72kmh would continue to blow around drifts of the snow accumulated overnight.
The National Weather Service Quad Cities office posted a video of a weather balloon being released in a blizzard.
A Blizzard Warning remained in effect early Monday from northeast Missouri into southeast Wisconsin and northeast IL, including the Chicago area.
Further west in Kansas City, which got the brunt of the storm on Sunday, officials warned travelers that morning flights out of Kansas City International Airport were facing cancellations due to aircraft not being able to get in.
One of the busiest travel days of the year in the United States was beset by even more complications as the Midwest dealt with a major snowstorm.
Kluber said the storm was expected to hit the Chicago region sometime Sunday evening.
The weather service posted some snowfall totals on Twitter Sunday night. "It's pretty treacherous travel conditions", she said.
It's going to be a sloppy drive and unsafe at times this morning and most of the day due to blowing snow even when the moisture begins to cut off. Temps in the mid 30s falling to the low 30s with winds NNW 10-20 miles per hour gusting to 30 miles per hour at times.
By Monday, Brink said, the storm will have moved into the Northeast.
More than 240 incoming and outgoing flights have already been cancelled at Chicago O'Hare Airport on Monday November 26, with hundreds more having been cancelled the previous day, reports Flight Aware.
And an approximately 60-mile stretch of Interstate 70 in Kansas has been closed, according to a tweet from the state's Department of Transportation, from WaKeeney to Russell.
The storm was also bringing wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour throughout northern IL, leading to whiteout conditions on area highways.