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Snow in Chicago expected early Saturday; snowstorm for Tuesday?

Chicago First Alert Weather: Snow developing
Chicago First Alert Weather: Snow developing 02:06

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Snow showers will be with us through Saturday morning.

CBS 2 is watching the potential for a larger snowfall on Monday and Tuesday.   


Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are possible early Saturday. Estimates for projected snow totals are 1.4 inches in Waukegan, 1.6 inches at Midway International Airport, 2.1 inches in Aurora, 2.7 inches in Joliet, and 3.4 inches in Morris by around 9 a.m. Sunday.

Some slick spots will be possible for those with travel plans early Saturday, according to CBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon.

Snow was scarce in the area as of 10 p.m. Saturday. But we do know there have been several accidents along Interstate 55 about 30 miles south of Joliet – shutting down the interstate between Dwight and Braidwood.


Temperatures will warm above freezing by mid-morning, so expect a light rain/snow mix through the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the mid-30s.

Lingering flurries or sprinkles are expected for Sunday. Highs will be in the mid to upper 30s.


Monday will feature highs in the upper 30s, with a chance of rain late in the day. That moisture is associated with a stronger system that will impact the area from Monday night through Wednesday morning. 


A cold rain mixed with snow is expected Monday night into Tuesday, but as temperatures drop to near or below freezing by late Tuesday, we expect this to transition to a heavier wet snow. Accumulations are likely, but exact accumulations and impacts will depend on the track of this winter storm. The track and impacts will become clearer over the weekend.

TONIGHT: Snow showers are likely late this evening and overnight. Low 31.

SATURDAY: Morning snow showers likely, then a chance for light snow/rain & flurries in the afternoon. High 36.

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy with a chance for flurries. High 37.

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