Keep your shovels handy, Chicagoans.
Wednesday’s winter mix should drop 2 to 4 inches of snow in the Chicago region by the afternoon, just enough to slow people’s morning commute. Lingering lake-effect snow could make evening rush hour an equal exercise in patience, according to the National Weather Service.
After a relatively calm start to the year, weather-wise, the chances of further accumulations remain in the daily forecast throughout the weekend. So maybe those cross country skis will finally see some action.
And a quick salt reminder: A little goes a long way. One 12-ounce cup of salt is enough for a 20-foot driveway or 250 square feet of sidewalk. If there is any salt left on the ground after the ice has melted, too much has been used. Instead of letting this excess seep into the ground or sewers, sweep it away.
Here are the latest forecasts.
Here’s a closer look at snowfall rates and amounts in a timeline format. Note that the times and amounts are all estimates for each region in the inset map. #ILwx #INwx (3/4) pic.twitter.com/Hs8QrcDsdC
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) January 25, 2023
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