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Snow Set to Blanket Chicagoland

Temps drop for New Years Eve



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    A dusting of snow is headed toward the Chicago area this evening and it could lead to a slick commute home.

    Chicago's snow command released about 175 snow fighting trucks at noon when flurries began falling. They'll continue patrolling the the city's main streets as heavy snow is expected to accumulate overnight.

    Between one to two inches of snow are expected to stick overnight, making the Thursday’s morning commute tricky as well, according to the National Weather Service.

    The snow will continue through Thursday morning, and turn to ice when temperatures around Chicago plummet. The National Weather Service predicts midday New Years Eve temps to hover around 5-degrees in outlying areas, 14 to 18 degrees in the city.

    Wind chills could make it feel as cold as 10-below when 10 to 15 m.p.h. gusts rip through Chicagoland.

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