Additional 1 to 4 inches of snow expected Wednesday
Cassady and Jacob Chiarelli of Wilmette make their way down the sledding hill at Lovelace Park Feb. 26. | Curtis Lehmkuhl~Sun-Times Media
Updated: February 27, 2013 7:40AM
The remnants of the winter storm that dropped nearly five inches of snow Tuesday could bring several more inches to the area Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The highest accumulation will be to the North and Northwest, in Lake and McHenry counties, which could see up to four inches, said Mark Ratzer, a meteorologist for the weather service based in Romeoville.
“The northern suburbs will get the most,” Ratzer said. “But we’ll see some variable intensity (across) the area.”
Will, DuPage and southern Cook counties will see between one and two inches of snow throughout the day. Snowfall is expected to stop about 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the weather service.
Much like Tuesday, there’s a strong chance any accumulation will turn to slush with daily high temperatures expected to climb to 36, well above the freezing point. The predicted low for the day is 29, according to the weather service.
The average snow accumulation at O’Hare throughout February is 8.8 inches, Ratzer said, but this month has seen nearly 15 inches, with 4.8 inches recorded Tuesday, he said.
Anticipated flight cancellation info for the day was not immediately available early Wednesday.