Revised forecast: Less snow, but still cold

The purple blue and pink areas are where the NWS issued winter storm watches warnings or advisories

No advisories or warnings or alerts have been issued as of 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Heavy snow is expected to move into the Chicago area starting Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday, potentially dropping up to six inches in some areas in northern IL.

According to the National Weather Service, "Accumulating snow with gusty winds is expected across the region beginning Friday evening and continuing into Saturday".

A weak system on Wednesday evening will bring a wintry mix to the area that could include a mixture of light freezing rain, snow and sleet.

Snowfall rates may reach one to two inches per hour during the weekend storm. Monday will see more lake effect snow with a few inches likely from the Thruway north, and a high of only 7 degrees. In Baltimore. we won't see the precipitation move in until Thursday evening. Higher amounts of snow are possible along the northern border where snow will add up over a longer period of time.

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But there is likely to be a tight gradient between areas that see heavy snow and areas that see more rain and mixed precipitation, where temperatures could climb into the 50s.

Weather.com is predicting just a high of 9 on Sunday, which will drop to 2 degrees Monday morning.

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Timing: Starting in NW Iowa by late Friday morning, Starting in central Iowa by the late afternoon Friday. On Friday, the Rockies will continue to have snow, but so will the Plains - possibly even escalating to blizzard conditions. It will soon be replaced by snow flurries, snowstorms and, by Sunday, bitter cold.

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