The National Weather Service says Evanston is likely to see more snow over the next couple of days.

And forecasters for the City of Evanston think the action could start with some lake effect snow showers overnight tonight into Thursday morning that likely will amount to less than a quarter inch.

But then starting Thursday afternoon and continuing through rush hour Friday morning we can expect to see about two to 3.5 inches of snow, says Acting Public Works Director Edgar Cano.

That’s toward the low end of the snowfall levels expected across the Chicago area by the National Weather Service, which is predicting between two and five inches and has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the period from noon Thursday through 6 a.m. Friday.

The weather service says the snow should be light and fluffy — so at least is should be relatively easy to shovel.

Cano says city crews are on alert and prepared to respond once the snow starts falling.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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