Season's first measurable snowfall may be here

It’s been a record 289 days since the city last recorded measurable snow, when 0.3 inches fell March 4. Until this year, the city has never failed to record the season’s first measurable snow by Dec, 16, but winter’s snow and cold may finally debut this week.

 

A weak weather system could bring a dusting of snow to the city Tuesday afternoon and evening, but a second opportunity arrives when a storm sweeps across the Midwest on Thursday.

 

The storm will initially bring rain Wednesday to Chicago, but it will transition to snow Thursday afternoon. Temperatures will drop into the 20s. Expect a slick commute.

 

While the storm’s band of heavy snow should target areas from eastern Iowa to Wisconsin, areas west and north of the city could pick up a couple of inches of snow.

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