CHICAGOLAND: Stay Tuned To Weather Forecasts For Possible Snow, Sleet, Ice Event Saturday Night, Sunday Morning

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
413 PM CST THU JAN 10 2013

LAKE IL-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-
LIVINGSTON-IROQUOIS-FORD-LAKE IN-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WAUKEGAN…AURORA…WHEATON…CHICAGO…
OTTAWA…OSWEGO…MORRIS…JOLIET…KANKAKEE…PONTIAC…
WATSEKA…PAXTON…GARY…VALPARAISO…MOROCCO…RENSSELAER…
FOWLER
413 PM CST THU JAN 10 2013 /513 PM EST THU JAN 10 2013/

…WINTER MIX POSSIBLE ACROSS THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY…

A STRONG COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE AREA DURING THE
DAY ON SATURDAY. SEVERAL MID LEVEL DISTURBANCES ARE EXPECTED TO
INTERACT WITH THIS FRONT…LIKELY LEADING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A
BAND OF PRECIPITATION ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT.
COLD SUBFREEZING AIR NEAR THE SURFACE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE IN
ACROSS THE REGION BEHIND THIS COLD FRONT…AND THIS COULD UNDERCUT
WARMER TEMPERATURES ALOFT LEADING TO A MIX OF SNOW…SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE AREA. UNCERTAINTY REMAINS
HIGH WITH THE SPECIFICS OF THIS PRECIPITATION EVENT. HOWEVER…AT
THIS TIME IT APPEARS THE MAIN THREAT FOR FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET
WILL REMAIN TO THE EAST OF INTERSTATE 57…WITH MAINLY SNOW AND
SLEET EXPECTED TO THE WEST. SOME ACCUMULATION OF SNOW AND ICE IS
POSSIBLE WITH THIS SYSTEM. IF TRAVEL IS PLANNED ACROSS THE AREA
SATURDAY NIGHT OR EARLY ON SUNDAY…STAY TUNED TO THE LATEST
WEATHER FORECASTS.


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