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'Major' Winter Storm Could Bring 4 Inches Of Snow To Chicago This Week

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Feb 22, 2016 3:38PM

Chicago's sky is done raining broken glass, gas stations and building materials down upon us, just in time to bring us back to our cold, dreary reality: it's still February, and up to four inches of snow are on the way.

As last week's unseasonably delightful warm spell wears off, weather forecasts are predicting a winter storm will hit Chicago with heavy snowfall Wednesday—the Tribune is describing it as a "major storm."

The National Weather Service
says the snow will likely begin Wednesday afternoon, with high winds up to 40 miles per hour (which sound not so bad following Friday afternoon's 75 mph gusts). There's a 50 percent chance of the snow continuing overnight and into Thursday morning. Accuweather is predicting 3 to 6 inches of snow, followed by a return to daytime highs in the 20s and low 30s.