By Mary Kay Kleist

CHICAGO (CBS) — While the major winter storm coming this way will pass well south of the Chicago area, we could be brushed with the northern edge of the snow shield.

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But we have dry air in place, so we are only expecting minor amounts of snow overall.

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Timing for light snow looks to be midnight to daybreak.

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On Thursday a few leftover snow showers are likely, especially lakeside. We are keeping an eye out for the lake effect chance through the mid-day hours.

Some may linger over the lake and never push onshore. The lake-effect setup is not that impressive on Thursday.

Look for minor amounts of snow overall – a dusting to an inch and a half or so is expected.

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The low for Wednesday night is 14, while the high for Thursday is 25. The high for Friday is 19 with partly cloudy skies.

Mary Kay Kleist