UPDATE: 1:33 p.m.
A heavy line of snow across the Chicago metro area could hit right around the time many will be heading home from work Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
The NWS issued a special weather statement this morning regarding a short period of moderate to briefly heavy snowfall along and north of a line from Rockford to Aurora to Valparaiso this afternoon and early evening.
The snow should start in the Chicago metro area around 3 p.m. and the most intense snow may only last two to three hours with two inches of snow possible north of a line from Rockford to Aurora to Valparaiso, according to the NWS.
Monday will be a cold 20 degrees or so in the Tri-Cities of Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles, with a 60 percent chance of snow, according to forecasters who predict warmer conditions as week progresses — and possibly rain on Thursday.
There’s also a smaller chance of snow on Tuesday as the high temperature climbs to 31 degrees, where it is expected to hover the rest of the week — except on Thursday, when a high of 36 is predicted, along with a chance of rain.