UPDATE: Freezing Rain Advisory Extended To 9 PM Sunday

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1032 AM CST SUN JAN 27 2013

Precipitation is beginning to move into the area West-to-East. Warmer air has already moved into Ford, Livingston, and Iroquois Counties. The heaviest precipitation is still expected north of Interstate 80, with the possibility of 0.2 inch of ice accumulation still possible. Radar indicates heavier precipitation, that is likely to make it to the ground before evaporating, is just entering northwest Cook County at about 1:35 p.m. A little thunder is also possible this afternoon.

…FREEZING RAIN WILL PRODUCE ICE ACCUMULATIONS TODAY…

LAKE IL-DUPAGE-COOK-WILL-LAKE IN-PORTER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WAUKEGAN…WHEATON…CHICAGO…JOLIET…
GARY…VALPARAISO
1032 AM CST SUN JAN 27 2013

…FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS
EVENING…

* TIMING…FREEZING RAIN…POSSIBLY MIXED WITH A SHORT PERIOD OF
SLEET AT THE ONSET OF THE PRECIPITATION…WILL MOVE INTO THE
AREA BY MIDDAY AND CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING. BY MID EVENING
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FREEZING WITH JUST RAIN
OCCURRING LATE THIS EVENING INTO THE NIGHT.

* MAIN IMPACT…ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO A COUPLE TENTHS OF AN
INCH ARE EXPECTED BEFORE TEMPERATURES RISE ABOVE FREEZING LATER
IN THE DAY.

* OTHER IMPACTS…PAVEMENT AND SOIL TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW
FREEZING…SO ANY LIQUID PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY FREEZE ON
CONTACT AND RESULT IN ICY AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ON
UNTREATED ROADWAYS. SIDEWAYS AND WALKWAYS COULD ALSO TURN TO
SHEETS OF ICE MAKING WALKING DIFFICULT AND POTENTIALLY
DANGEROUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND
SIDEWALKS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING ON ICY ROADS.


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