02/25/2013 10:38 am ET Updated Feb 25, 2013

Chicago Snow: Storm Could Bring Up To 6 Inches Of Accumulation Tuesday

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Less than a week after it got its most significant snowfall so far this winter, the Chicago area is facing another winter storm watch -- and could see as much as another half-foot of snow fall on Tuesday.

The National Weather Service says the Chicago area is in line for between three and six inches of snow beginning early Tuesday morning, according to the Chicago Tribune. All of northeast Illinois, excluding Kankakee County, is under the storm watch through 12 a.m. Wednesday.

The storm system, which is bringing blizzard conditions to parts of the Plains on Monday but will arrive in the Windy City in a weakened form, is expected to turn into freezing rain and sleet later Tuesday in Chicago.

As AccuWeather notes, the conditions could make for flight delays and cancellations at Chicago's airports as well as treacherous roadways.

An additional one to two inches of snow could fall in some parts of the Chicago area Wednesday morning, NBC Chicago reports.

So far this winter, Chicago remains far behind its typical snowfall total. The city has only gotten 13.6 inches of snow this winter, according to AccuWeather -- less than half the 28.1 inches it usually receives, on average, by Feb. 24.

UPDATE: The winter storm watch has been delayed by the NWS until noon Tuesday. According to the Chicago Weather Center blog, precipitation is expected to begin between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday and, combined with high winds, could make for a difficult afternoon commute.



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