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Heavy Snowstorm Could Drop Another 6 Inches On Chicago This Weekend

A snowstorm will begin Saturday afternoon and quickly intensify. It's expected to continue into Sunday.

A snowman sits at a bus stop along 35th Street in the Bronzeville neighborhood on January 28, 2021.
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CHICAGO — Another 6 inches of snow could hit Chicago this weekend.

A snowstorm earlier this week already dumped 5 inches and more of snow on parts of the city. Now, another storm is likely to hit Saturday afternoon, and it could drop “significant” amounts of snow on the city and create dangerous travel conditions, according to the National Weather Service.

Saturday will be a breezy and cloudy day with an expected high temperature of 34 degrees, according to the weather agency.

The snow will start late Saturday afternoon or in the early evening, “picking up in intensity quickly” after the storm begins, according to the National Weather Service.

The heavy snowfall means roads will get covered, according to the weather agency, and wind gusts up to 35 mph will whip around the snow and make traveling even harder.

The storm will be at its most intense overnight, but it will become lighter Sunday morning. It’s not yet clear when the storm will end, and snow might continue into Sunday evening for the city, according to the National Weather Service.

The wind will also make for dangerous conditions at the lakefront, where waves could hit 8 feet or more.

Sunday is expected to hit 33 degrees and remain breezy.

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