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Light snowfall Saturday, record cold temps slated for Tuesday

At least an inch of snow is slated for Chicago Saturday.

Some isolated areas in the western suburbs might see two inches, said Gino Izzi of the National Weather Service.

“If you live south of I-88 you’re getting little – if any – snow,” Izzi said.

The Department of Streets and Sanitation deployed about 200 snow plows and salt spreaders to main streets and Lake Shore Drive. Plows will focus on clearing arterial routes to ensure streets are safe for motorists and emergency vehicles, the department said.

Izzi said the “big news” might come Tuesday, as Chicago is expected to see temperatures below the 20s, possibly breaking a record set on Nov. 18, 1903.

“The record cold for Nov. 18 is 22 degrees,” Izzi said. “We’re forecasted to be near or below 22 degrees Tuesday. And our records go back to 1871.”

Chicago will “struggle to even reach the 20s, with a windchill likely to drop below zero,” Izzi said.