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Winter Weather Advisory: Chicago Area Could See Up to 3 Inches of Snow

A winter weather advisory is in effect until midnight for a large portion of the area

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Several Chicago-area counties remained under a winter weather advisory Friday evening after a New Year's Day winter storm brought snow, ice and freezing to several communities.

Snow was expected to move in starting in the evening hours, NBC 5 Storm Team meteorologists said, as the threat of freezing rain and ice diminished.

An ice storm warning was previously in effect for Kankakee, LaSalle and Grundy counties, but expired at 6 p.m.

Snow accumulations of up to 3 inches and ice accumulations of up to a tenth of an inch are possible along with 30 mph wind gusts.

The winter weather advisory is in effect until midnight for DeKalb, Kane, DuPage, Kendall, Cook and Will counties in Illinois and Lake and Porter counties in Indiana. McHenry and Lake counties were added to that advisory later Friday morning.

Accumulation of one to three inches of snow is expected in Chicago, with slightly higher totals north and west, according to the National Weather Service.

A drier pattern starts Saturday afternoon.

While Saturday is set to see minimal sunshine, it looks like a break from the snow is coming. Highs are expected to be in the mid-30s.

A chance for snow returns overnight Saturday into the early morning hours Sunday.

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