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Heavy, Wet Snow Will Mess Up Wednesday Morning’s Commute — And Continue All Day

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CHICAGO – Snow hits Chicago Wednesday morning – and is expected to spoil the morning commute.

The snow is expected to start late Tuesday and last through Wednesday, creating potentially dangerous conditions for people who have to travel, according to the National Weather Service. Chicago could get up to 4 inches of snow.

Tuesday will start cloudy and only warm up to 34 degrees, with winds of up to 10 mph, according to the National Weather Service. It will start snowing late at night or very early Wednesday.

Wednesday will see snow continue through the morning and into the day. It will be breezy, with winds gusts up to 30mph, and the maximum temperature is expected to reach just 34 degrees.

The lake-effect snow could continue through Wednesday night, but the weather’s impact on travel is expected to lessen in the afternoon as the slowdown subsides, according to the National Weather Service.

The snow is expected to be the heavy, wet type, and could fall as much as 1 inch per hour at its peak Wednesday morning, especially east of I-55 and south of I-80, according to the meteorological agency.

Wednesday’s snow could continue into Thursday morning, according to the meteorological agency. Cloudy skies are forecast for Thursday, with highs of 31 degrees and wind gusts up to 25 km/h.

There is also a chance of snow in the morning on Friday. The day will be overcast but slightly warmer, with temperatures reaching 36 degrees.

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Written by Natalia Chi

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