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Another 2-4 Inches Of Snow Coming For Chicago Tuesday

Snow could continue into Wednesday morning for Chicago, and temperatures will stay chilly.

The Heymer family plays in the snow at Horner Park as snow falls on Wednesday, Dec. 16 in the Irving Park neighborhood.
Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

LOGAN SQUARE — More snow is expected to fall in Chicago on Tuesday morning as the season’s first big snowstorm continues.

About 3 inches of snow had fallen at O’Hare airport as of 6 a.m. Tuesday after the snowstorm hit the city Monday night. The snow will continue, on and off, for most of Tuesday, with another 2-4 inches of snow possible in the city, according to the National Weather Service.

Most of the snow will end during Tuesday afternoon, but sporadic snow showers are likely to continue into Wednesday morning.

The city is under a lakeshore flood advisory until noon and a winter storm warning until 5 p.m., according to the weather agency.

The area could face wind gusts up to 30 mph, blowing snow and lowering visibility. Traffic will “be difficult,” according to the weather agency.

And lakefront trails, parks and other areas could be flooded as waves of 7-10 feet are expected for Lake Michigan, according to the National Weather Agency.

Tuesday will only get as warm as 32 degrees, and temperatures will drop to 27 degrees overnight.

Wednesday’s high temperature is expected to be 28 degrees, and it will cool down to 13 degrees overnight. The day will be cloudy.

Thursday will be chillier, with an expected high temperature of just 25 degrees, but it will be sunny and snow-free.