Up to 12″ of snow possible in some parts of Chicago area by Sunday

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CHICAGO -- What a difference a year makes! It was just one year ago Saturday that the city basked in unseasonably mild 57 degree air. It couldn’t be more different this year.

A winter storm watch goes into effect beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday and will likely be upgraded to a winter storm warning.

 

Up to 6 inches of snowfall by Sunday morning.

Up to 6 inches of snowfall by Sunday morning.

Expect a long period of snow beginning late Saturday afternoon and continuing much of Sunday, before tapering off late Sunday night.

Here's what snowfall totals may look like by Monday morning.

Here's what snowfall totals may look like by Monday morning.

We’ve averaged across a suite of 44 computer models and much of the metro area could see 8-12” with some isolated 14” totals near the Illinois/Wisconsin border not out of the question.

That's quite a snowfall range!

That's quite a snowfall range!

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Here's what Sunday afternoon could look like.

For the latest weather updates, go to ChicagoWeatherCenter.com.