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Evanston public works crews are expected to be working overnight and through the day tomorrow to deal with the snow storm that’s expected to arrive in a few hours.

Assistant Public Works Director James Maiworm says the latest computer models show the storm system hitting 40 to 50 miles further south that previously predicted — which means that instead of up to eight inches of snow we may be looking at half that amount.

Rain is already starting to fall in Evanston and is expected to change to snow by midnight. Snow, at varying intensities, will continue until 6 or 7 a.m. and then rapidly diminish to flurries.

Strong winds will be a part of this system, Maiworm says, and drifting of snow could be a concern, slowing the morning commute. But some sunshine is expected by Wednesday afternoon.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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