The National Weather Service says we are likely to see a band of wet snow, possibly mixed with some sleet and rain, blow through Evanston this afternoon.

Forecasters say we could get a two to three hour window of briefly moderate to heavy snowfall, resulting in very wet snow amounts of 1 to 3 inches that may impact the evening commute.

Roads may briefly become slush covered due to the high precipitation rates, especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses.

Edgar Cano of Evanston’s Public Works Agency says snow accumulation totals are expected to be under 1 inch for grassy surfaces and a quarter inch on pavement. Wind gusts of 30 to 35 mph expected.

He says city staff is on alert and ready to respond to the event as needed.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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