Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Select Chicago Area Counties – NBC Chicago | Bot To News


A winter weather advisory was issued for two Chicago-area counties Friday morning, warning of the possibility of snow accumulation that could affect morning commute.

Lake and McHenry counties in Illinois will be under advisory from 3 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Winnebago and Boone counties outside the Chicago area were also included in the alert.

The advisory warns of a “period of heavy, wet snow” that could leave 2 to 4 inches of accumulation.

The National Weather Service warned people to plan for reduced visibilities and slippery travel conditions, likely during the morning drive.

Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing in the afternoon, so snowfall is not expected to last all day.

The NBC 5 storm crew had reported that forecast models had shown that while most of the area would likely see rain, some areas along and north of Interstate 88 could see wet snow accumulation.

High temperatures are expected to remain in the upper 30s and lower 40s on Thursday, but there could be slightly cooler readings on Friday, with highs in the 30s and upper 30s for most of the area.

The next chance for precipitation will likely come Saturday night, with most of it falling as rain. Some mixed rainfall is possible, especially as temperatures cool in the afternoon hours. Snow could also fall in some places, according to forecast models.

After a few days of mostly cloudy conditions, Tuesday could potentially see the arrival of a much stronger system, which could hit the area with local heavy downpours. High temperatures are expected to reach 50 degrees, making the system a primarily rain-driven event.

After that system finally moves away from the region on Wednesday, slightly cooler temperatures are likely to set in, with highs dipping back into the mid-30s.

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