CHICAGO, Nov. 21 (UPI) — The Great Lakes region and parts of the Midwest are expected to see heavy snowfall as the first significant winter storm of the season, Bella, travels across the area.
A range of eight to 18 inches of snow has already been produced by the storm in southern South Dakota and Wisconsin, reports say. The National Weather Service predicts Northern Illinois and central Michigan will see up to eight inches of snow as Bella continues churning about the region.
Parts of eastern Iowa and northern Illinois, including the cities Madison, Rockford, Milwaukee and Chicago, are under winter storm warnings.
For several of the cities in the area, Bella is producing the first snowfall of the season.
Richard Otto, head forecaster at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Weather Prediction Center, is quoted by NBC as saying the heavy, wet snowfall is “right on track” for the season.