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The National Weather Service says they are monitoring possible “impactful winter weather” that will bring heavy rain Wednesday and could turn into ice and snow.

The National Weather Service (NWS) said it will be cold Sunday evening with a chance of light snow late tonight into Monday morning.

The temperatures are expected to warm up Tuesday into Wednesday with highs near 50 on Wednesday in the northern Illinois area.

“This along with plenty of moisture will set the stage for a soaking and potentially heavy rainfall Wednesday night,” the NWS Chicago Office said.

Cold air arrives Wednesday evening and will potentially switch over to freezing rain.

Sleet and snow will then likely move in from the north to south late Wednesday evening into Thursday.

The NWS said it is too early to determine exactly how much snow could fall, however, they said they are watching for “possible impactful winter weather.”

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“We will continue to keep an eye on and analyze this, but just something to be aware of for planning purposes, especially Wednesday night and Thursday,” the NWS said.

The NWS said they will release more information soon on the winter weather event.