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Light Snow, Cold Return to Chicago-Area Forecast

The snow is expected to begin falling late Saturday afternoon, with close to an inch of snowfall expected overnight

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    Expect increasing clouds with a chance of snow later in the day as Chicago celebrates St. Patrick's Day Weekend. (Published Monday, March 17, 2014)

    Despite plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures Saturday, the Chicago area is expected to see some snow during the overnight hours ahead of chilling temperatures.

    With temps reaching near 40 degrees Saturday, St. Patrick’s Day revelers celebrated in full force, whether it was watching the Chicago River be dyed green or cheering on the annual parade.

    But as the day continues, temps are expected to dip back into the teens, with the potential for light snow to fall.

    The snow is expected to begin falling late Saturday afternoon, with close to an inch of snowfall expected overnight.

    Chicago River Dyed Green

    [CHI] Chicago River Dyed Green
    The Chicago River was dyed green Saturday, marking the start of St. Patrick's Day weekend festivities in Chicago. (Published Saturday, March 15, 2014)

    After the snow, cold moves in. Sunday’s high will register in the mid-20s, marking a drastic change in temperatures for South Side Irish celebrators.

    The make matters worse, the National Weather Service classifies Sunday as “blustery,” meaning wind speed up to 25 miles per hour.