Weather Updates

Snow begins falling in Chicago, strong winds expected later

Updated: January 14, 2014 1:08PM

Hundreds of snow plows and salt spreaders have been deployed onto city streets as a mixture of snow, rain and sleet began falling late Tuesday morning in the Chicago area.

Temperatures in Chicago are hovering around 32 degrees, so the precipitation is expected to begin as a mixture before turning to all snow, according to the National Weather Service.

No more than an inch of snow is expected to accumulate, though it will fall quickly over a short period of time, according to the weather service.

As of noon, the Streets and Sanitation Department had deployed 200 plows onto the city’s streets.

Later this afternoon, winds are expected to gust over 40 mph and will blow the snow around, which could make the evening commute hazardous for drivers.

Wednesday will be less wet, but colder, with a high of only 21 degrees. More snow is possible later this week, according to the weather service.

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