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Mix of snow and rain expected Saturday into Sunday in DeKalb County

See a flurry today? Did you catch one on your tongue, to embrace that childlike enthusiasm of the first snow?

Well, it turns out those initial flurries, which were sparsely falling from the sky midday outside the DeKalb County Courthouse in Sycamore, are only leftovers from the lake effect snow that covered parts of Chicago with less than an inch of powder Thursday night into Friday morning.

But wait. There’s more. It’s possible DeKalb County could see measurable snowfall – it takes more than a tenth of an inch to make it official – over the weekend.

Stephen Rodriguez, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Chicago office, said there’s a 60 percent chance of a mix of rain and snow Saturday into Sunday, and depending on which way the weather shifts, it could either be all rain or all snow.

“At this point, conditions are going to be right on that line of rain and snow, and if it’s snow, we could get a measurable amount,” Rodriguez said Friday afternoon.

Don’t blow up your budget for a snowblower just yet, however. After the 13-degree low Thursday into Friday tied a DeKalb record, the NWS forecast shows highs pushing back into the upper 40s by Tuesday.

Over the weekend, you can expect a high of 38 and a low of 32 on Veterans Day, and a high of 40 and a low of 28, according to the NWS forecast.

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