Evanston city officials say we could get two to four inches of snow from a storm expected to arrive late tonight and continue through late afternoon tomorrow.

Edgar Cano, public services bureau chief the city’s Public Works Agency, says crews are preparing for the event and will be scheduled to be on duty throughout the storm.

He adds that lake effect snow showers could linger into late evening tomorrow and perhaps increase snow totals by about an inch.

The National Weather Service says the storm is expected to start with a mix of rain and snow this evening and change to all snow overnight.

In addition, the weather service says, north-northeast winds will increase overnight to 35 miles per hour, producing high waves on Lake Michigan that are likely to cause minor lakeshore flooding.

Near-record cold for this time of year is expected Monday night through early Wednesday.

Update 1 p.m.: The National Weather Service has updated its estimate of the predicted snowfall from the storm to three to six inches.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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