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Winter Storm To Bring Snow, Freezing Rain To Chicago Late Tuesday, Early Wednesday

It's possible Chicago will get 2-5 inches of snow and sleet during a storm Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning.

A person walks in Horner Park as snow falls on Wednesday, Dec. 16 in the Irving Park neighborhood.
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CHICAGO — A winter weather advisory is in effect across Chicago, with snow and freezing rain expected to hit the area Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning.

Starting 3 p.m., snow will make its way into the area, turning into freezing rain overnight, according to the National Weather Service.

The heaviest snow is expected after 5 p.m., and 2-5 inches of “heavy, wet” accumulation is expected. Wind gusts of up to 30 mph could cause power outages late Tuesday, according to the advisory.

Wednesday morning will see rain in the morning and afternoon, but Thursday — when many people will celebrate New Year’s Eve — will be mostly cloudy but dry, with a high temperature of 33 degrees.

New Year’s Day on Friday will likely see rain and snow, including freezing rain before 7 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. The high temperature is expected to be 38 degrees. It could snow again late Friday.

Saturday and Sunday will be mostly sunny with expected high temperatures in the mid-30s.

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