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Here we go again: 6 to 10 inches of snow expected through Saturday

A Bobcat works on clearing snow Jan. 8 along Bristol Drive, just east of downtown 
Barrington.
A Bobcat works on clearing snow Jan. 8 along Bristol Drive, just east of downtown Barrington.

Don't put away your shovel yet, the Chicago area will get hit with another round of heavy snowfall this weekend. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow in Cook, DuPage and Will counties. Between 6 to 10 inches of snow is expected to fall on the area beginning on Friday night and continuing through Saturday. 

Snow is expected to develop late in the evening on Friday and increase in intensity after midnight. There's a good chance it wont let up until 6 p.m. Saturday. A snow fall rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour is possible Saturday morning, according to the NWS. 

Low visibility during the storm will make for hazardous driving conditions, the NWS warned. Travel through O'Hare and Midway airports is also expected to be significantly impacted. 

If there's a silver lining, temperatures, at least, are expected to stay in the mid-20s through much of the weekend, before dropping down to the mid-teens on Sunday. 

For more information, visit www.weather.gov.

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