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Chicago Is Facing A Winter Storm Watch & 6-Plus Inches Of Snow

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Dec 9, 2016 8:57PM

A winter storm watch is in effect for the Chicago area this weekend ahead of forecasts that project six inches of snow or more could fall on northern parts of the region.

The National Weather Service placed the watch in effect from Saturday to Sunday evenings for Cook County, among other Illinois counties and Northwest Indiana. Southern parts of the region are looking at two to 4 inches, according to the weather service. It also warns that snow storms can cause hazardous driving conditions.

"A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel," weather service reps said in an alert.

As for temperatures: The weekend will actually be relatively warm, compared to what's to come. Weather forecasts show it could get as high as 32 degrees on Sunday before the temperature begins to drop next week to an unpleasant low of -1 degrees on Wednesday. But you wouldn't expect anything less from December in Chicago, right?