Sunrise: 7:16 AM Sunset: 4:22 PM [LIVE RADAR]
The latest weather model has storm hitting along a track more west, northwest and north of the heart of Chicagoland. Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Aurora, and Rockford are included in a Winter Storm Watch as part of major storm system that will cause heavy snow, freezing rain and heavy rain. It is too early to rely on any particular track at this time. The precise location of the rain/snow is uncertain at this time.
The current model forecasts 4.6 inches for Arlington Heights beginning about 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning and continuing all day until about 6:00 p.m. About 5.4 inches is forecast for Cary, Illinois; and about 7.2 inches forecast for Rockford, Illinois.
FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY: Boone, McHenry, Ogle & Winnebago Counties. Midnight – Friday at Noon. Frz rain there by AM pic.twitter.com/gYnENFgAYR
— NBC's Storm Team 5 (@NBCStormTeam5) December 19, 2013
Freezing rain overnight northwest of Cook County in McHenry County and further northwest.
Freezing rain is possible in Arlington Heights from 6:00 a.m. to about noon on Friday with some precipitation lingering until about 5:00 p.m. Some freezing rain and sleet possible all day on Saturday … then heavy wet snow is forecast to start at about 4:00 a.m. Sunday.
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
353 PM CST THU DEC 19 2013
…FREEZING RAIN LIKELY TONIGHT WITH A CHANCE FOR SIGNIFICANT
WINTRY ACCUMULATION SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY…
LAKE IL-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WAUKEGAN…DIXON…DEKALB…AURORA
353 PM CST THU DEC 19 2013
…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
* TIMING…A WINTRY MIX SATURDAY NIGHT CHANGING TO ALL SNOW
* MAIN IMPACT…POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION
BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON WHICH COULD MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS.
* OTHER IMPACT…THE CHANCE OF A WINTRY MIX WITH FREEZING RAIN
SATURDAY NIGHT…WHICH COULD RESULT IN A GLAZE ON ROADWAYS.
A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
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