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More Accumulating Snow Possible This Weekend in Chicago Area

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The snow isn't ending just yet, Chicago.

While things are looking to warm up above freezing this weekend, there's still another chance for accumulating snow in the forecast.

The next chance for snow, or an icy mix of snow and rain, comes Sunday.

Early predictions indicate more than 3 inches of snowfall is possible for some locations, with the highest totals looking to stay north and northwest of the city.

Models show as much as 3.6 inches is possible in areas like DeKalb, while southern suburbs, like Kankakee, are only expected to see a little more than inch of accumulation.

Snow could develop in the early afternoon and evening with a few inches of accumulation expected. An icy mix of snow and rain possible towards the Kankakee River Valley. In Chicago, more than 2 inches is possible.

Already, Chicago has recorded nearly 46 inches of snow this season.

As of Tuesday, there had been nine straight days of measurable snow recorded at O'Hare Airport. That ties the record for consecutive days with measurable snow in the city, which was set between Feb. 3-11 in 2018, according to the National Weather Service.

Chicago has seen as much snow as it typically sees in an entire winter season in the last few weeks alone. The area on average sees about 36 inches of snow in a winter.

In fact, the last three weeks in Chicago have been the snowiest three-week stretch the city has seen since January 1979, which marked one of the most notable blizzards in city history.

From Jan. 26 to Feb. 15 of this year, the area saw 34.1 inches of snow. In 1979, Chicago recorded 39.5 inches from Jan. 11 to Jan. 31, data showed.

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