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Snow Is Coming Friday — And It Could Feel Like 13 Below Zero This Weekend

The city could get swamped with another 4 inches of snow during Friday's commute home.

A snowy morning near the lakefront.
Pat Nabong
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DOWNTOWN — Snow will come during Friday’s commute home and below-zero temperatures are expected to hit this weekend.

Friday will start chilly for Chicago with temperatures in the teens during the morning, said Jake Petr, a National Weather Service meteorologist. It’ll get warmer, hitting the low 30s during the day.

But snow will start about 5 or 6 p.m., and it is expected to impact the commute, Petr said. It could be “potentially moderate to possibly briefly heavy snow” during the evening, with 2-4 inches falling.

The snow will be slushy, and more is expected to fall further north in the city, Petr said. There could also be some sleet during the storm.

Saturday morning could see the snow change into sleet or freezing raining. The city will be warmest at about 40 degrees in the morning — when there could be a bout of light rain — but temperatures will steadily drop throughout the day, Petr said.

There will be light rain and heavy winds all Saturday, and the day could end with a bit more snow.

Temperatures will drop quickly again after that, dipping into the single digits. With the wind, it could feel as cold as 13 below zero by Sunday morning, Petr said.

Monday will be chilly, too, as it could feel as cold as 9 degrees below zero in the morning.

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