‘Ice storm’ to move through Chicago area Tuesday evening

Minnie Murray
February 6, 2019

Freezing rain is the primary threat, which will make roads and sidewalks very slippery.

"Precipitation is expected to begin Wednesday morning as ice pellets before becoming mixed with freezing rain near midday", states the weather statement.

Environment Canada says there's the risk of freezing drizzle Tuesday morning and periods of freezing rain, rain or snow tonight, Wednesday, Thursday, and into Friday.

The unseasonably warm temperatures will fall making way for freezing rain in the region.

It may continue well into Wednesday before changing into rain in the afternoon.

It was another lovely weather day on Tuesday along the Front Range with seasonal temperatures, sunny skies and dry conditions.

This means that "highways, roads, walkways and parking lots" are likely going to become icy and inevitably unsafe and slippery.

Little if any snow accumulation is expected. 5-10 cm of drifting snow is likely through the day on gusty north winds.

But don't get too comfortable: the weather service warned that cold weather would return Wednesday evening, creating the potential for icing during the overnight hours. With highs stuck in the upper 10s to mid 20s and breezy conditions, wind chills will be in the single digits both above and below zero.

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