CHICAGO (CBS) — As much as 3 inches of snow could fall over the Chicago area by Saturday morning, leading to a difficult evening commute ahead of the holiday weekend.

Between 1 and 3 inches of snow is expected to accumulate, mainly after 2 p.m. Friday and continuing through midnight, according to the National Weather Service.

Conditions could be right for a slippery evening commute, the weather service said. Drivers should also expect reduced visibility at times.

A winter weather advisory was issued for north central and northeastern Illinois, and northwest Indiana. The highest amount of snow is expected to fall to the south.

A high of 16 degrees was forecast for Friday, with windchill values as low as minus 2. A high of 6 was expected Saturday.

Temperatures were expected to fall below zero on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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