The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that runs from 9 p.m. tonight through 6 p.m. Saturday. It says we could get six to 10 inches of snow from the storm.

The weather service says heavy snow is possible around mid-morning Saturday — with as much as one to two inches per hour falling around that time.

Snow-covered roads and low visibility is expected to make travel hazardous throughout the warning period and will likely affect air travel at Chicago’s airports.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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