Freezing Rain Advisory

...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...FREEZING RAIN...POSSIBLY MIXED WITH A SHORT PERIOD OF
  SLEET AT THE ONSET OF THE PRECIPITATION...WILL MOVE INTO THE
  AREA BY MIDDAY AND CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING. BY MID EVENING
  TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FREEZING WITH JUST RAIN
  OCCURRING LATE THIS EVENING INTO THE NIGHT.

* MAIN IMPACT...ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO A COUPLE TENTHS OF AN
  INCH ARE EXPECTED BEFORE TEMPERATURES RISE ABOVE FREEZING LATER
  IN THE DAY. 

* OTHER IMPACTS...PAVEMENT AND SOIL TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW 
  FREEZING...SO ANY LIQUID PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY FREEZE ON 
  CONTACT AND RESULT IN ICY AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ON 
  UNTREATED ROADWAYS. SIDEWAYS AND WALKWAYS COULD ALSO TURN TO 
  SHEETS OF ICE MAKING WALKING DIFFICULT AND POTENTIALLY 
  DANGEROUS. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND
SIDEWALKS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING ON ICY ROADS.

LAKE IL-DUPAGE-COOK-WILL-LAKE IN-PORTER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAUKEGAN...WHEATON...CHICAGO...JOLIET...
GARY...VALPARAISO
1032 AM CST SUN JAN 27 2013
IceStorm-17302887

An ice storm leaves its mark on Northerly Island in Chicago in 2009. (Alex Garcia/Chicago Tribune)

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