Snow prospects on the rise for Chicago area this weekend

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CHICAGO --  A developing area of low pressure in the southwest Friday will gradually spread east toward the southern midwest over the weekend, bringing with it increasing snow prospects to the Chicago area.

Just how far north this low tracks will determine how much snow will ultimately fall. It’s still early, but indications are that several inches of snow may accumulate here with heavier amounts over the southern portions of the metro area.

It’s quite possible this could be one of the heaviest accumulations of the winter to date, considering there have only been two events thus far in which official o’hare accumulations have been 3” or greater.

This forecast will be refined in the next couple of days when all of the medium range computer models for which we look at get a better handle on the situation.

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Weather story written by WGN weather producer Bill Snyder.

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