CHICAGO (CBS) — Patchy freezing drizzle is possible during the morning rush, creating slick spots on area roads.

After a low in the mid-30s on Wednesday night, the high for Thursday is in the mid-30s.

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By midday, the main precipitation shield moves in. Expect a mix at first of freezing rain, rain, sleet, and snow.

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The mix quickly changes to all snow by early afternoon. 2 to 5 inches of snow possible. Some models show isolated 6-inch totals. It really depends how quickly we change over to snow.

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The best accumulation will be north of I-80. The evening rush will be a mess, with blowing snow as winds may gust to 40 mph.

Poor visibility and snow-covered roads will really slow down the commute.

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It’s important to clear snow from driveways and sidewalks tomorrow evening before the Arctic air arrives. Otherwise, you’ll end up with an ice cap of a driveway.

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Snow should taper off by 10 p.m.

With the gusty winds lingering into the Friday morning commute, we will likely have blowing snow and poor visibility.

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Temperatures will be falling through the day Friday, when the high is just 15.

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There will be a bitter blast this weekend. The Arctic air mass stays in place through next week.

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