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Snowstorm Could Dump 6 Inches Of Snow On Chicago Starting During Today’s Commute Home

The snow will continue into Thursday morning — and then more snow is possible Thursday night.

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DOWNTOWN — A snowstorm will start during the commute home Wednesday, and it might not let up until Thursday morning.

The storm could drop up to 4 inches of snow on the city Wednesday night, with another 1-2 inches possible Thursday.

The National Weather Service said the storm should start between 5-7 p.m., with the heaviest snowfall coming this afternoon and evening. During that time, up to half an inch of snow per hour could fall.

The snow could “linger into the Thursday morning commute,” according to a hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service. The light snow could continue during the day Thursday, and more snow could possible Thursday night and Friday morning.

Besides the snow, Wednesday will be chilly with a high temperature of about 33 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Wind gusts could get as high as 20 mph.

Thursday has an expected high temperature of just 31 degrees.