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Thundery weather subsides, warmer temps expected for morning rush

A mix of rain, sleet, ice and thunderstorms covered the Chicago area Sunday causing slick roads, car accidents and flight delays.

WGN Weather Center lightning detection equipment showed dozens of lightning strikes this evening.

The National Weather Service had issued a freezing rain advisory for northeast Illinois that warns of an ice storm that is expected to last until 9 p.m.

O’Hare airport was reporting delays up to 90 minutes Sunday afternoon.

The icy, thundery weather finally eased around 8 p.m. as temperatures rise above the freezing point, or 32 degree.

Temperatures should continue to rise overnight as precipitation decreases in intensity.  By the Monday morning rush, readings will be hovering around 40 degrees, which will melt most of the ice and sleet that accumulated earlier today.

For up to date forecast and radar log on to the Chicago Weather Center’s severe weather blog.

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14 Comments to “Thundery weather subsides, warmer temps expected for morning rush”

    So. Padre Isl. said:
    January 27, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    man! poor soul of chicago!! Da Bears!!

    Robert said:
    January 27, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    Wow the bears

    Steve哦 said:
    January 27, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    so far they wrong again damn i want their job

    Beth said:
    January 27, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Where's the freezing rain?

    Beth said:
    January 27, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    I need to get a job reporting the weather. The easiest thing ever you get paid for being inaccurate. I called off work because of the so called ice.

      Laura said:
      January 27, 2013 at 7:29 PM

      Where are you at Beth we got iced over here in DuPage county

    Maria said:
    January 27, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Its in the Loop right now actually.

    Wayne said:
    January 27, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    We’re getting plenty of freezing rain here in Palatine. Thunder and lightning too!

    Jesse said:
    January 27, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    It was not that bad

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