The National Weather Services says there’s a chance Evanston will see some light snow Wednesday evening, and we could get a few inches of snow on New Year’s Day.

Edgar Cano of the city’s Public Works agency says current forecasts show a weather band trending to the north near the Wisconsin border and another band toward the southern suburbs.

“The hope is we stay in between the two systems and only get a trace to 0.2 inches of snow accumulation on pavement,” Cano says.

Light snow is expected in Evanston from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 2 a.m. Thursday followed by flurries ending by 7 a.m. Thursday, Cano says. The overnight low temperature is expected to be just below freezing.

Cano says crews are applying salt brine on priority routes during the day Wednesday and night crew staff will be in to monitor weather and pavement conditions.

The National Weather Service says Saturday’s storm could bring several inches of snow, although there’s uncertainty about how much that weather system will impact us.

Much colder air, with subzero wind chills, is then likely to shift over the area for the rest of the holiday weekend into the start of next week’s work week.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.