CHICAGO (CBS) — A winter storm bearing down on Chicago could bring up to ten inches of snow to the area by Wednesday.

Light snow should begin falling in the Chicago area early Monday afternoon, but should only bring about an inch of accumulation by Monday night.

Heavy snowfall won’t begin until Tuesday. A winter storm warning will be in effect for much of the Chicago area from 3 a.m. to midnight on Tuesday. The worst of the snow could fall late Tuesday morning through late Tuesday afternoon.

As a result, both the morning and evening rush hours could be a mess for drivers on Tuesday.

By the time the storm is over Wednesday morning, between 4 and 10 inches of snow could be dumped on the Chicago area. The largest snowfall totals could be in the northwestern suburbs, around Rockford and McHenry County. The city and neighboring suburbs could see 6 to 8 inches, while areas south of I-80 could see 4 to 6 inches.

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