Chicago is now in snow season and deploying over 200 snow plows to salt and plow city roads as winter months moves across the Chicago region.

WGN Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling said that an instant 1 to 1.5″ isn’t from the problem in a few regions Wednesday. He said to be careful on the roads since the ideal rates can overcome route substances resulting in ice and snow accumulations.

In Chicago, it has snowed eight of the past nine days. Skilling says the seasonal snow tally of 9.8″ ‘s almost twice the standard of 5.3″ through this date. This will be the 16th day of snowfall this season to date.

A rain changing to snow set-up Friday introduces the cooler air mass for the weekend which models advertise while the base for a potentially vigorous snow system driving to the Chicago area in the Saturday evening / Sunday timeframe.

Skilling says the European model extended in overnight runs with its current extreme snow generation with this technique, however the Temperature Service’s GFS model is hardly a slouch in terms of weekend snow potential. It too predicts the possibility of an important weekend snow.

Here is a listing of a few local Sauganash snow removal companies:

Four Seasons Svc
3915 W. Devon Ave, Chicago, IL

Reilley Exc & Wrecking
4844 N. Lamon Ave, Chicago, IL

Northshore Snow Removal
4626 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL

Snow Removal Superior
5210 W. Belle Plaine Ave, Chicago, IL