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Likely Final Snow of the Season Hits Chicago Area

For those waking up to a dusting of snow Thursday morning, there's a light at the end of the tunnel: this could be the last of it.

The Chicago area has experienced the coldest April in 137 years, according to the National Weather Service, with rain, sleet and snow continuing to fall Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Leaving between 1 and 3 inches of accumulation in far northern counties, and less elsewhere throughout the region, this snowfall is likely the season's last as milder air continues to move in.

Long-range projections show warmer air could be here to stay beginning at the end of April, with no accumulating snow in the forecast.

Aside from lingering flurries early, Thursday will see partly sunny skies and more unseasonably cold conditions. Highs will stay in the low- to mid-40s along the lakefront, and warmer inland. 

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