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CHICAGO (CBS) — The new year could bring up to 9 inches of snow for some parts of the Chicago area, prompting a winter storm warning for Saturday into Sunday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Cook, DuPage, and Lake counties in Illinois and Lake and Porter counties in Indiana between noon Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday; and in DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, LaSalle, McHenry, and Will counties from 9 a.m. Saturday through midnight Saturday night.
Snow totals could reach 5 to 9 inches, and wind gusts could reach 40 mph, especially near the lake, making travel difficult.
The National Weather Service said the steadiest snowfall likely will come between 2 p.m. Saturday and midnight Saturday night.
While the snow winds down Sunday, temperatures in the teens are expected. Wind chills will be in the single digits and even below zero in some locations.
Sunday will feature a clearing sky and very cold temperatures. Highs on Sunday will be in the upper teens. Sunday night’s low will be two degrees, with wind chills as cold as 10 below at times. Sunny and mid 20s for Monday.
Source: CBS Chicago