Weather Alert

Get Your Snow Shovels Ready, Winter Weather Advisory 3pm Today-9am Weds

From the National Weather Service: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT…Snow, at times heavy in the early evening, transitioning to mixed precipitation including freezing rain. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 4 to 9 inches, highest from Interstate 88 and north. Ice accumulations of up to one to two tenths of an inch are possible away from the Lake Michigan shore and just inland. * WHERE…Portions of north central and northeast Illinois.

* WHEN…From 3 PM this afternoon to 9 AM CST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions and periods of sharply reduced visibility early to mid evening. The hazardous conditions will impact this evening`s commute and possibly the Wednesday morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Some power outages are possible due to the combined effects of wet snow accumulation, some icing, and wind gusts up to 30 mph. In addition, the heavy wet nature of the snow may be difficult to shovel, especially where several inches accumulate.

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