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Winter Storm Warning Issued for Chicago for the Second Time in Less Than a Week

Isabella Falsetti | The PhoenixThe Chicago area is expected to get five to nine inches of snow or more from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, according to the National Weather Service.

Chicago is expected to get dumped on for the second time in less than a week as a winter storm rolls across the Midwest — set to hit the city Jan. 30.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a winter storm warning in effect from 3 p.m. Jan. 30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 31.

Chicagoans should expect heavy wet snow with easterly winds gusting to 30-35 mph, as well as possibly five to six inches or more of snow, according to the NWS.

Travel could be difficult due to “very low” visibility and snow packed roads, and “patchy blowing snow” is possible until the morning of Jan. 31. Power outages could also occur, according to the NWS.

The NWS advised keeping a flashlight, food and water in your car in case of emergency if you must travel. The latest road conditions for Illinois can be found at gettingaroundillinois.com.

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