Snow is still on the way. Dry air has limited the early light snow and flurries in the area. Light snow and flurries are still expected but will be most numerous after midnight tonight. Forecast projections indicate that the first 1” of snow should be down between 7 am and 8 am Tuesday. Steady snow begins after that and becomes heavy after 10 am. Snowfall rates can reach 1-2” per hour for periods of time. Steady moderate to heavy snow should continue until around 7 pm Tuesday with snowfall rates tapering off to light snow by 10 pm Tuesday night. Additional lake effect snow will continue overnight into early Wednesday morning.
Although the start time of the snow has been slowed down Evanston is still on target to receive 6”-9” of snow from this storm.
As it now appears the Tuesday evening rush hour will be significantly impacted, Public Works is prepared to bring on extra staff and equipment should it be necessary.
It still appears parking restrictions will likely be needed for Tuesday night and into Wednesday and Thursday. Public Works has communicated this potential with Parking Enforcement and Police so that they may be prepared.
More updates will follow as needed.