Winter Weather Advisory for Chicago area in effect early Monday

CHICAGO — A developing storm system will likely bring freezing rain to Chicago, and areas north and west of the city early Monday morning, according to a Winter Weather Advisory issued by the National Weather Service in Chicago.

With  temperatures hovering near-freezing, freezing rains and minor ice accumulation are possible in northwest Cook County early Monday morning, although the glazing will likely clear by mid-morning as temperatures rise into the day. Up to 0.1″ are possible in counties west and north of Chicago.

The NWS advises drivers to slow down, as the ice can lead to hazardous conditions on the road.

Included in the advisory are the counties of Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb, Kane and Dupage, and Rockford, Belvidere, Woodstock, Waukegan, Oregon, Dixon, Dekalb, Aurora, Elgin, and Wheaton.

On the tail end of the storm, the precipitation may mix with or turn to snow before moving out of the area in the closing hours of 2018, according to the NWS, which predicts the year will end on a wet note.


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