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More Snow Could Hit City On Friday — And It’s Going To Be a Chilly New Year’s Eve

More cold and snow could come next week, too.

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CHICAGO — More snow could be coming to Chicago later this week.

About 1.5 inches of snow fell on the city between Monday and early Tuesday morning, said Ricky Castro, a National Weather Service meteorologist. The city sent out more than 200 “snow vehicles” and salt spreaders, according to the city’s Department of Streets and Sanitation.

But more snow could be coming later this week, Castro said.

Tuesday, when many will celebrate New Year’s Eve, will remain cold with a high temperature only topping out near 30 degrees, Castro said. New Year’s Day on Wednesday will warm up to the mid-3os or 40 degrees, and Thursday will stick around the 40s.

Friday will start out mild in the 40s but will cool down to the 30s, and rain will come in, Castro said.

The rain could start Thursday night and continue into Friday. As temperatures drop, the rain could change into snow for parts of the city on Friday night into early Saturday, Castro said.

It’s too early to determine how much snow — if any — there will be, but Castro said the worst-case scenario is there will be “enough that’s plowable.”

More cold weather could come next week, and meteorologists are working to see if the city will get more snow then, too, Castro said.