Arlington Heights Snowfall: 2.5 Inches Since yesterday at 4 p.m.

Local Severe Weather Alert for Arlington Heights, IL (60004) below.

Another 2.5 inches of wet snow and sleet fell after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Snow has just started falling again at about 8 a.m.

Current observations:

Temperature: 34F

Wind: S 2 mph

/O.EXT.KLOT.WW.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-081224T2100Z/ WINNEBAGO-BOONE-

MCHENRY-LAKE IL-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK- LA SALLE-KENDALL-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ROCKFORD…WOODSTOCK…WAUKEGAN…

OREGON…DIXON…DEKALB…AURORA…CHICAGO…OTTAWA…OSWEGO 246 AM

CST WED DEC 24 2008

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS

AFTERNOON…

THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS

AFTERNOON.

PRECIPITATION HAS TAPERED OFF TO PATCHY DRIZZLE OVERNIGHT AND

TEMPERATURES HAVE RISEN ABOVE FREEZING ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS.

ANOTHER ROUND OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION IS DEVELOPING OVER THE PLAINS

HOWEVER…AND IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST

ILLINOIS BETWEEN 6 AM AND 10 AM THIS MORNING. PRECIPITATION MAY

INITIALLY DEVELOP AS A MIX OF SLEET AND SNOW BUT IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE

TO ALL SNOW BY MID TO LATE MORNING WEST OF INTERSTATE 55. A BAND OF

MODERATE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL AND

EXTREME NORTHEAST ILLINOIS ROUGHLY NORTH OF INTERSTATE 88. ADDITIONAL

SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 4 INCHES IS POSSIBLE IN THIS AREA…WITH

THE GREATEST AMOUNTS GENERALLY FARTHER NORTH NEAR THE WISCONSIN

BORDER. AREAS SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 88 WILL LIKELY SEE LESS

SNOW…GENERALLY 1 TO 2 INCHES. SNOW WILL THEN TAPER TO FLURRIES FROM

WEST TO EAST DURING THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON

HOURS…THOUGH WEST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH WILL LIKELY

RESULT IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF NEW SNOW IN OPEN AREAS THROUGH MID

AFTERNOON.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT A COMBINATION OF SNOW…

SLEET…OR FREEZING RAIN WILL RESULT IN SLIPPERY ROADWAYS AND CAUSE

TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS AND

USE CAUTION WHILE TRAVELING.