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CHICAGO — Spring today, snow tomorrow. The Chicago area will have a spring-like day Wednesday before it’s slammed with a winter storm Thursday.

Winter Weather Advisory and Winter Storm Warning begins at 3 a.m. Thursday and lasts until Thursday night.

Wind Advisory Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday Starts Out Warm

Wednesday starts out with windy and warm conditions. Rain will move in during the afternoon hours.

Heavy rain in some spots this evening, combined with melting snow leads to localized flood and rising river concerns.

Winter Weather Returns Thursday

A Winter Storm Warning begins at 3 a.m. for most of the Chicago area.

Counties include Will, Grundy, Kankakee, Kendall, LaSalle and Cook counties in Illinois and Porter, Jasper, LaPorte, Newton and Lake counties in Indiana.

A Winter Weather Advisory also begins at 3 a.m. for portions of Cook and DuPage counties.

The area may see a lull in the snow in the mid-late morning, but snow looks to fall mostly in the afternoon and evening. 2-4″ are expected Chicago/west of Chicago and north, 4-7″ in southern Cook County and southern half of area.