Evanston is forecast to get its first snowfall of the season between late tonight and Friday morning.

Edgar Cano of the city’s Public works Agency says city crews will be out today applying brine to bridge decks and hills, and an overnight crew will be on duty to handle any more work needed overnight and into the morning rush hour.

The National Weather Service says the storm is likely to drop from a half inch to two inches of snow across the region

Cano says the city’s private forecast service thinks we’ll get around one inch.

With pavement temperatures still above freezing, Cano says, “We shouldn’t see more than a quarter inch accumulation on the roads.”

The storm may start as a light rain or a wintry mix with air temperatures hovering right around the freezing mark.

The snow may be followed by very windy conditions Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. The National Weather Services says we may get northwest winds of up to 35 knots with waves of six to eight feet along the Lake Michigan shore.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

Leave a comment

The goal of our comment policy is to make the comments section a vibrant yet civil space. Treat each other with respect — even the people you disagree with. Whenever possible, provide links to credible documentary evidence to back up your factual claims.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *