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Another Winter Storm Is Supposedly On Its Way Monday Night

By Mae Rice in News on Feb 29, 2016 3:55PM

Photo from Snowpocalypse of 2011 (via Michael Gallegly on Flickr)

Remember how last week, we were supposed to be so engulfed in a blizzard that travel would be "nearly impossible"? That didn't happen. (Instead, walking through roughly five drops of slushy drizzle, I texted my friend, "Lol this blizzard sucks.")

Meteorologists might have just been a week off, though. This weekend was spring-like, but basically the exact same blizzard will hit Chicago Monday night and Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service's forecast.

Northern Illinois can expect up to six inches of snow (sound familiar?), according to the Tribune, and Chicago proper can expect two to four inches—reflected by a citywide "Winter Weather Advisory" from the National Weather Service, in effect from 9 p.m. tonight to 9 a.m. tomorrow.

The advisory specifies that we should watch for a "fast moving winter storm" that will begin with light rain, progressing into freezing rain, sleet and snow overnight, until by Tuesday it's full-on snowing.

This will not make travel "nearly impossible"—that was last week's storm!—but it will make for "very hazardous travel conditions through the Tuesday morning rush hour," according to the National Weather Service.

So... we'll believe it when we see it? But also be careful. But also be skeptical. I don't know anymore.