Another snowstorm is brewing in the Chicago area.
A Wednesday evening dusting previewed the second full-on storm in two weeks that's expected to drop up to five inches.
On Thursday, light snow tapers off, leaving about an inch in southern suburbs and northwest Indiana. Clouds gradually break for sunshine, and morning temperatures in the mid- to upper 20s should fall through the teens and into the single digits by Thursday evening.
Bitter-cold overnight temperatures give way to early Friday snow west of Chicago that likely will spread into the metro area by the morning's rush hour. A winter storm watch goes into effect Friday morning into the evening.
Then it's déjà vu from last week as steady snow falls through the day with the heaviest precipitation late afternoon and evening for the homebound commute.
Several inches are expected by late Friday evening.
The weekend begins with flurries and morning clouds followed by more cold. Highs hang in the mid-20s. Sunday won't be as chilly with low to mid-30s, but there's a chance for light snow again on Monday.
On Thursday, Chicago's first significant snow of the year dumped six inches in Chicago and neighboring suburbs. The city's full fleet of plows hit the streets to manage the storm.