More Snow, Subzero Temperatures Expected in Chicago by the End of the Week

Nicky Andrews | The Phoenix Some snowmen watch over Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.

Chicago saw its largest snowfall in five years over the weekend and Loyola students and community members responded by building snow sculptures. Looking ahead, people in the area can expect more snow and single-digit temperatures later this week.

The city was blanketed with 10.8 inches of snow Jan. 30-31 and The National Weather Service (NWS) predicts more snow is coming Feb. 4, along with strong winds and rain.

Nicky Andrews | The Phoenix The snow buried a sign on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.

The snow is expected to be heaviest in the north starting in the morning and turn to rain along and south of I-90, according to the NWS. A strong cold front is expected to change the precipitation entirely to snow in the evening Feb. 4, potentially creating the conditions for fast-freezing roads which could make traveling dangerous.

The weekend is expected to bring below zero temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills of 20 to 30 below zero, especially Feb. 7 through the morning of Feb. 8, the NWS said.

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