Winter weather warnings issued for several counties starting Monday morning

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CHICAGO – Winter is gearing up for a comeback.

Several winter weather warnings have been issued for the Chicago area.

Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Cook County from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. The National Weather Service says freezing rain and sleet will develop in the morning, mainly away from the lake. The icy precipitation will change to rain by the afternoon. Strong winds are possible.

Additionally Cook and Lake counties are under a Lakeshore Flood Warning starting at 9 a.m. Monday. Strong winds are expected to cause waves to build 15-20 feet. Flooding of nearby roads is possible, according to the National Weather Service.

Additionally, a Winter Storm Warning will go into effect Monday at 6 a.m. for Boone; De Kalb; Kane; Kendall; La Salle; Lake; Lee; McHenry; Ogle and Winnebago. Freezing rain, sleet and gusty winds are expected.

So much gusty wind that a Wind Advisory has been issued for DuPage; Ford; Grundy; Iroquois; Kankakee; Livingston and Will Counties starting Monday at 9 a.m.  25-35 mph winds are in the forecast with gusts up to 50mph.

A Freezing Rain Advisory has also been issued for Ford; Iroquois; Kankakee and Livingston counties starting Monday at noon.



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