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More snow to blanket Chicago, Detroit through Sunday

By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
February 11, 2018, 4:14:45 PM EST

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As a new, large storm rolls northeastward, another round of snow will further bury Chicago and Detroit through Sunday.

While much of the southern and eastern United States can expect a wet and milder weather pattern through Sunday, much of the Great Lakes region will remain on the storm's cold side with snowy conditions.

Following the moderate to heavy accumulation from a late-week storm, a few more inches of snow will fall across the western and central Great Lakes.

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Snow will transition to ice and rain in upstate New York and New England, while wintry precipitation continues farther west.

In Chicago, snow will wind down on Sunday morning, but not before dropping an additional 3-6 inches on top of snowfall from Friday and Saturday.

An additional 1-3 inches of snow is expected in Detroit through Sunday, following over 10 inches of snow spanning Friday to Saturday.

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The snow may cause additional issues for airline travel.

Those who must travel on the roads should allow extra time to get to their destination.

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Colder air is forecast to slice southeastward across the Midwest to close out the weekend. Rain may transition to wet snow and/or freezing rain in in parts of the Ohio and middle Mississippi valleys on Sunday.

"Without a strong push of Arctic air on the back side of this storm, we do not foresee a heavy amount of snow or ice in the Ohio Valley and areas on south and east," according to AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams.

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"However, it only takes temperatures to dip near the freezing mark to cause slippery conditions," Abrams said.

During Sunday night, the air may be chilly enough to allow wet snow and/or spotty freezing rain to occur along the western slopes of the central Appalachians and perhaps as far south as western Tennessee and northeastern Arkansas.

As the storm moves along, snow is projected to taper off in the swath from northern Indiana and northeastern Illinois to southern Michigan and southern Ontario. This should allow crews time to clean up roads and runways ahead of the Monday morning rush hour.

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