Snow that forecasters had expected to start falling by 3 p.m. still hasn’t arrived yet.

But Evanston Streets and Sanitation Superintendent James Maiworm says it’s still on the way.

Dry air has limited the early light snow and flurries in the area, which now may not arrive until around midnight.

Forecast projections indicate that the first inch of snow should be down by 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Steady snow begins after that and becomes heavy after 10 a.m. Snowfall rates can reach one to two inches per hour for periods of time.

Steady moderate to heavy snow should continue until around 7 p.m. Tuesday with snowfall rates tapering off to light snow by 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Additional lake effect snow will continue overnight into early Wednesday morning.

Although the start time of the snow has been slowed down Evanston now expected to receive 6 to 9 inches of snow from this storm.

Maiworm says that with the biggest impact expected for the Tuesday evening rush hour, Public Works  is prepared to bring on extra staff and equipment if necessary.

He adds that parking restrictions will likely be needed for Tuesday night and into Wednesday and Thursday.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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