Snow, freezing rain expected tonight

The National Weather Service says Evanston may get one to three inches of snow from this evening through Tuesday morning.

The storm is expected to start as a mix of freezing rain and snow early this evening and transition to all freezing rain by late this evening and into Tuesday morning.

That's expected to be followed by strong westerly winds late Tuesday and into Tuesday night which may cause blowing snow and increase the risk of power outages.


Update 9:30 a.m.: Edgar Cano of the city's Public Works Agency says the city's private forecaster is predicting a little more snow on its low-end estimate for the storm -- with a range of 1.5 to 3 inches.

And he says we could get as much as another inch from a second wave of snow between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

Cano says crews are preparing for the storms and will be on patrol as needed.

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