By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– A New Year’s Day winter storm is approaching.

New Year’s Eve morning starts out chilly, but temperatures will reach the 40s for a mild day.

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After a quiet start to the New Year, snow moves in late in the morning and hit the city around lunchtime.  The heaviest snow, along with strong winds, will fall between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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A Winter Storm Watch will go into effect Saturday morning.

Snow and blowing snow continue through much of the day and into the night. Chicagoans can expected 4 to 6 inches in snow with higher amounts–perhaps up to 8 inches — along the lakeshore.

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While the snow winds down Sunday, temperatures in the teens are expected. Wind chills will be in the single digits and even below zero in some locations.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff