It now looks like the snow storm forecast yesterday for today may bypass Evanston.

The head of the city’s snow removal operations, James Maiworm of the Public Works Agency, says the forecast for today is “very tricky.”

“All current indications show that Evanston will be spared the significant impacts of this snow event and may not see any snow at all,” Maiworm says.

“Air temperatures are currently in the upper 30’s with pavement temperatures between 35 and 37 degrees,” he says, “so any light snow that may fall will have a hard time accumulating.”

Update 11:10 a.m.: Maiworm, in his latest update now says, “Current indications are that the Evanston area may receive ½” to maybe 1” of snow today and into tonight. Light snow and flurries could begin falling in the next hour or so.”

“Snow will continue at varying rates through this evening but currently is expected to remain light.”

Maiworm says public works crews anti-iced streets last night and will be monitoring the progress of the snow event and adjust to any changes that may be needed.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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