03/22/2013 03:41 pm ET

Chicago Snow!? Accumulation Possible Sunday, Seriously

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Just because the calendar says it's late March doesn't mean Chicago's out of the woods when it comes to the white stuff.

Contrary to the predictions of Punxsutawney Phil, with many students heading to spring break, the Chicago area might just see accumulating snow Sunday. According to NBC Chicago, models are showing a 50 percent chance of snow throughout the day and into the evening -- with a chance of flurries popping up Tuesday as well.

Per meteorologist Tom Skilling, the weekend storm system will stretch from Texas and into the Midwest and, though forecast models have been conflicting in recent days, the consensus appears to be that the storm will hit downstate Illinois and Indiana with the most prominent accumulations -- of a half-foot of snow or more.

The city remains in the grips of a cold spell that feels even chillier when compared to the record warmth -- including temperatures into the upper 80s -- that hit the area this time last year. March temperatures in Chicago typically hit the upper 40s.

Phil, for the record, has been "indicted" for his apparently faulty prediction of an early spring.



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