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Up to 1 inch of snow expected tonight

Published: Monday, March 24, 2014 7:44 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014 2:21 p.m. CDT

While it may be officially spring, the third-snowiest winter on record in Chicago isn't quite finished.

The McHenry County area could see up to an inch of snow tonight, according to the National Weather Service. The temperature is expected to fall to 20 degrees, with wind gusts as high as 25 mph.

There's a 20 percent chance of snow again Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., the weather service said. Tuesday's low will be 12 degrees, and winds could gust as high at 25 mph.

A total of 80 inches of snow has fallen at O'Hare International Airport this winter, which is just 2.3 inches away from the 1977-78 season, the second-snowiest winter on record.

The snowiest Chicago winter on record was in 1978-79 when 89.7 inches fell at O'Hare.

-Jim Dallke

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