One more snow, then a break from shoveling

  • After clearing his driveway apron of snow deposited by passing snowplows, Bill Arnold makes quick work of the fresh layer of light snow that fell on the sidewalk in front of his Arlington Heights home Saturday morning.

      After clearing his driveway apron of snow deposited by passing snowplows, Bill Arnold makes quick work of the fresh layer of light snow that fell on the sidewalk in front of his Arlington Heights home Saturday morning. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • A birds-eye view of snow that surrounds a road that winds its way through Wing Park in Elgin Saturday.

      A birds-eye view of snow that surrounds a road that winds its way through Wing Park in Elgin Saturday. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Lukas Polanek, 14, of Villa Park practices his hockey skating and stick handling skills at Lufkin Park in Villa Park. "I just had some free time to shovel and practice," Polanek said.

      Lukas Polanek, 14, of Villa Park practices his hockey skating and stick handling skills at Lufkin Park in Villa Park. "I just had some free time to shovel and practice," Polanek said. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Lukas Polanek, 14, of Villa Park shoveled off this area at Lufkin Park so he could practice his hockey skating and stick handling skills.

      Lukas Polanek, 14, of Villa Park shoveled off this area at Lufkin Park so he could practice his hockey skating and stick handling skills. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Grayslake Middle School custodian Ed Loechelt clears snow from in front of the school after more snow fell Saturday.

      Grayslake Middle School custodian Ed Loechelt clears snow from in front of the school after more snow fell Saturday. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Windshield wipers are in the up position on parked cars in Grayslake after more snow fell Saturday.

      Windshield wipers are in the up position on parked cars in Grayslake after more snow fell Saturday. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Kids trudge back up the slope with sleds in hand at Windmill Park in Batavia Saturday.

      Kids trudge back up the slope with sleds in hand at Windmill Park in Batavia Saturday. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Huge icicles form on the gutters of Grayslake Middle School as more snow fell Saturday.

      Huge icicles form on the gutters of Grayslake Middle School as more snow fell Saturday. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 2/10/2018 10:00 PM

Breathe deep. The interval workout of intermittent shoveling is soon to come to an end.

The suburbs are in for another 2 to 5 inches of snow Saturday night into Sunday. But after that, meteorologists with the National Weather Service's Chicago office in Romeoville predict clearing conditions for several days.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The next round of snow is expected to begin about midnight and continue into early Sunday afternoon. Areas in far northwestern McHenry County could see slightly less snow, with 1 to 2 inches predicted. But the rest of the region is in store for 2 to 5 inches, meteorologists say.

After that, meteorologists predict high pressure -- which typically brings clear skies -- will build across the region until a cold front is expected to come through Thursday or Thursday night.

AccuWeather predicts high temperatures in the mid-20s Sunday and Monday before the thermometer will rise to about 30 degrees on Tuesday and 42 on Wednesday.

The suburbs already have seen the heaviest snows of the season during the past week. A long-lasting storm Thursday night into Friday dumped 6 to 10 inches across the area, and many spots saw another inch or two by Saturday morning.

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