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A nasty winter storm will blanket Chicago in snow on Friday

A nasty winter storm will blanket Chicago in snow on Friday
Photograph: Grace DuVal

Just when we thought it was going to be a mild winter (it's never gonna happen), Chicago's forecast reminds us who's boss. For the second weekend in a row, the Chicagoland area will be tormented by a winter storm, according to the National Weather Service. Starting late Friday afternoon and continuing throughout the night, the storm is expected to deposit four to eight inches of fresh powder all over the city.

The Winter Storm Watch advises that traffic could be "dangerous [or] significantly slowed due to snow/ice-covered roads and poor visibility." Those who traverse roads north of I-88 should be especially careful. Though the storm should subside by Saturday afternoon, Chicagoans can expect biting-cold temperatures on Saturday and Sunday evening, when the mercury will drop to 18 and 9 degrees, respectively. As of right now, there's even more snow in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Grab your warmest winter coat, pile on the cold-weather accessories and plan to shovel yourself out of your apartment if you were thinking about doing anything this weekend. 

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