‘Fairly significant snow event’ expected this weekend

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It’s still 48 hours away and slight alterations are possible but all signs are pointing toward a fairly significant snow event for the second consecutive weekend.

From the Chicago Weather Center:

Details on specific amounts will be fine-tuned in the next 24 to 30 hours as the system in question moves on-shore and the weather balloon network is able to better sample the upcoming storm.

Several inches are likely by the time the storm departs sometime Monday morning.

If the snow isn't bad enough, bitterly cold air follows in its wake with wind chills by Wed morning approaching, if not surpassing -20º.

- Weather producer Bill Snyder

Updates at Chicago Weather Center.


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