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Winter Weather Advisory for New Year's; several inches of snow possible

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The final day of 2013 is upon us and will include accumulating snowfall as we prepare for our New Year's Eve celebration. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of the Chicago area and parts of Northwest Indiana. Clouds will increase this morning and afternoon before a clipper system brings a swath of accumulating snow to the region late this afternoon and evening. Snow amounts will range from 3-6" with the heaviest falling along and north of Interstate 80. Those planning to travel for the holiday should use extreme caution as travel conditions will be quite hazardous with slick roadways and low visibilities.

Accumulating snow will continue into the first half of New Year's Day before tapering to snow flurries Wednesday night and Thursday. The best chance for any snow accumulation will be near Lake Michigan Wednesday night and Thursday.

Our next best chance for accumulating snow will come Saturday-Saturday night as another clipper system from the northwest moves into the region.

Temperatures will remain cold with daytime highs ranging from the upper teens into the lower 20s through Thursday. On Friday, a southerly flow will allow for temperatures to climb into the lower 30s.

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