The National Weather Service says Evanston will likely see some snow starting early Saturday morning and then a mix of rain, snow and sleet as the temperature warms during the day.
The forecast calls for perhaps an inch of snow and sleet on Saturday and then another half inch early in the day on Sunday.
Winds are expected to range from 10 to 15 miles per hour from the east and southeast for much of the storm, shifting to westerly at 20 to 25 miles early Sunday morning.
Then it will turn much colder, with a low near zero Sunday night.
Update 3:54 p.m. 1/2/15: Evanston Assistant Public Works Director James Maiworm says crews have spread anti-icing chemicals on all main roads and collector streets and “will hit the streets to manage the storm as soon as precipitation begins.”