A winter weather advisory remained in effect as Christmas Eve snowfall moved through the Chicago area.
Snow began falling about 8 a.m. in the city, and more than 3 inches of snow was on the ground by noon, according to the National Weather Service. Up to 6 inches of snow is expected, with bursts of intense snowfall at the rate of half an inch per hour.
The most snowfall the Chicago area has seen on Dec. 24 was in 1918, when more than 7 inches of snow accumulated.
The high temperature in Chicago reached 24 degrees, but temperatures are expected to dip from into the teens, with wind chills into the single digits.
A winter storm warning also remained in effect for northwest Indiana, with 4 to 7 inches of snow possible in Lake and Porter counties.