Snowy Evening

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HERE COMES THE SNOW... ...and ice and rain, unfortunately. It will be all snow this evening into the middle of the night with 2"-4" expected in much of the area...a bit more to the north, and less south of US-30. The reason for that is that it will change to sleet and freezing rain overnight...first in the south, and last in the north. I expect it to even go to plain ol' rain for the late morning hours on Saturday, creating a sloppy and icy mess. I would suggest not shoveling, since that would allow the rain to fall "into" the snow, as the snow cover will act like a sponge. That would keep ice problems to a minimum until temperatures go above freezing. Late Saturday through Monday, it will turn much colder with wind chills by Sunday morning falling to between -10 and -15!! And that colder air coming across the lake will produce lake-effect snow showers, with the potential for a few inches in many areas. Turning a bit milder again by later next week...