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'Potential Winter Storm' Could Hit Chicago Sunday

November 23, 2018 - 11:27 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for the Chicago area that will be in effect from late morning to late evening Sunday, with more than six inches of snow possible in some locations.

The winter storm watch, which includes DuPage, Cook, Kendall, Grundy and Will counties, calls for heavy snow and gusts that could reach 35 miles per hour.

Snowfall rates of more than an inch per hour are likely for Sunday, the weather service said. As a result, holiday travelers might encounter a quick transition from rain to a heavy, wet, slushy snow, especially during Sunday afternoon.

The weather service warned of the potentially hazardous impact for travel on Sunday, which could include snow-covered roads and reduced visibility. The heaviest snowfall totals were projected to be in the northwest, with the anticipated accumulations diminishing gradually heading southeast.

Temperatures were likely to drop to the mid 30s to mid 40s Sunday and then dip into the 20s that evening, according to the weather service. The snowfall was expected to taper off ahead of Monday’s commute. Monday was forecast to be partly sunny with the temperature reaching a high of about 30 degrees and then dipping into the teens that evening.

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