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Is Mother Nature playing catch-up? Storm could drop 9 inches of snow on Chicago: NWS

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While snow was late in arriving this yr, Mother Nature appears set on catching up because the Chicago space is predicted to get as a lot as 9 inches of snow this weekend.

A winter storm warning goes in impact from midday Saturday till 6 a.m. Sunday for northern Illinois and northwest Indiana, the National Weather Service mentioned.

The steadiest snow is predicted to fall between 2 and eight p.m. Saturday, the climate service mentioned, however will final by midnight alongside the lakeshore. Temperatures will steadily fall all through the day.

Higher totals will fall nearer to the lake, with Chicago probably getting as much as 9 inches in some areas, the climate service mentioned. Kankakee, Pontiac and different southern areas could see as much as 4 inches.

In addition to the snow, wind gusts as much as 40 mph are additionally anticipated, decreasing visibility and making journey treacherous, the climate service mentioned.

Chicago noticed its first measurable snowfall of the winter Tuesday, marking a brand new date for the most recent measurable snow within the Chicago space. The earlier file was Dec. 20, 2012.

The space often will get its first measurable snow round Nov. 18.

(*9*)After the storm, the world is predicted to enter a chilly snap, the climate service mentioned. Temperatures in the course of the day Sunday could drop into the kids and at night time could drop under zero.

Temps ought to rise by the center of the week.