Forecasters say Evanston will see some winter weather on Sunday — but it’s not entirely clear how much snow we’ll actually get.

The National Weather Service says the storm is expected to start with rain after 10 a.m. and then shift to snow, which may keep falling until early Monday morning.

Edgar Cano, of Evanston’s Public Works Agency, says the private forecast service contracted by the city thinks we’re likely to see snow starting around noon and accumulating to between three and six inches before it ends. Other parts of the metro area could see up to a foot of snow.

Cano says he anticipates plow crews will start work Sunday in the late morning or early afternoon. He says all the equipment was inspected and prepared for service on Wednesday, before the Thanksgiving holiday for city workers.

He says the snow could be very heavy, falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour at times and strong winds could cause drifting.

He says any parking restrictions will be determined Sunday once the severity of the storm is more clear.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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