The city will get some rain, but the bulk of the storm will hit to the north, forecasters said.
The storm could dump up to 8 inches of snow on top of what remains from last Monday.
Schools set to open, but alternate-side parking is suspended as city could see 8 inches of snow and ice.
For Friday evening, meteorologists expect freezing cold winds to make temperatures feel like 10 below.
Light snow and wind will continue through sundown Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.
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The heaviest snow will start falling after 10 p.m. Monday.
Forecasters had feared up to 3 feet. Schools will be open Monday, but will likely be closed Tuesday.
Forecasters still don't know if Saturday's storm will bury the city with snow or soak it with rain.
Expect light snowfall Wednesday night, with much more threatened for the weekend.
Temperatures dipped to 8 degrees Thursday morning, narrowly missing the city's Jan. 8 record low.
Temperatures are expected to dip to 10 degrees, bringing snow and ice on Tuesday, officials said.
Christmas Day is expected to be a balmy 46 degrees.
The city is bracing for downpours and wind gusts of up to 50 mph Tuesday, forecasters said.
Wet weather caused more than 200 flight cancellations at area airports Wednesday morning.
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