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Weather: Storm Revs Up Tonight

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The National Weather Service says this morning’s snowfall in Chicago was just a taste of what’s to come.

Meteorologist Andy Boxfull says the region’s in for snow, sleet and rain over the next 24 hours.

BOXFULL: Certainly couldn’t rule out a couple of bursts of snow to easily give us another inch of accumulation, certainly reduce visibility, create slick spots on the roads early on. Accumulation for the entire Chicago area will probably be in the range of 24 inches.

Boxfull says the worst part of the next few days will be falling temperatures and winds in excess of 40 miles per hour late Wednesday.

A spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Transportation says the city and the collar counties are prepared for the onslaught.

She says the state is dispatching 325 snow plows onto highways in the Chicago area tonight.

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