Ice to impact most of Chicago area along and north of I-88/290 Wednesday
Freezing rain will spread over the Chicago area generally north of Interstate 88/290 today, creating a build-up of Ice on all exposed surfaces causing treacherous, extremely dangerous conditions for anyone venturing outside on foot or attempting to travel.
Ice Storm Warning
The area under an Ice Storm Warning is depicted in dark red on the headlined map – valid today and tonight. The counties under the Winter Weather Advisory today into the overnight hours are depicted in Purple. Northern Cook County is in the Advisory, while the remainder of the county and city of Chicago may not be impacted as much due to easterly winds off the 36-degree waters of Lake Michigan keeping temps just above freezing, but it’s a fine line and residents in the city may well experience the freezing rain/ice build-up, so should take extra precautions if outside.