A snow plow heading north on Ridge Avenue, with St. Nicholas Church in the background. (City of Evanston photo)

Evanston city officials say there won’t be any parking restrictions overnight Saturday or during the day Sunday.

That’s thanks to somewhat warmer than expected temperatures that have reduced the amount of snowfall from a forecast half foot to about one inch as of 7 p.m. Saturday.

However, community members are encouraged to voluntarily comply with posted snow parking restrictions and take advantage of free off-street parking options to help plows clear streets.

City spokesman Patrick Deignan says city staff will assess the state of plowing operations and snow totals at the end of the storm to see if any parking restrictions will be needed for Sunday night or Monday morning.

Update 2:30 p.m. 1/2/22: City officials say most of Evanston got only about two inches of snow from Saturday’s storm and no snow parking restrictions will be required.

Spokesman Patrick Deignan says plows are now out clearing residential streets and main thoroughfares are already substantially clear.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.