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Waves of cold air pouring into the Midwest set the stage for the season's first appearance of snowflakes around Chicago Tuesday.
Enough cold air was in place for snowflakes to mix with the rain in some of the western suburbs during the afternoon hours with parts of the city getting an opportunity for toward evening.
The best opportunity for the rain and snowflakes will be toward the I-80 corridor.
Any snow that falls is not expected to accumulate, but will remind residents that winter is just around the corner.
The official AccuWeather.com Winter Forecast states, "Conditions could align to bring Chicago a winter storm in time for the holidays."
Tuesday's rain and clouds held temperatures in the 30s and low 40s.
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