Chicago Under Ice Storm Warning
The city of Chicago is under an Ice Storm Warning for the first time in almost a decade.
Freezing rain will spread into the greater Chicago metro area late this afternoon and continue into tonight. Snow and sleet could mix in at times. The National Weather Service in Chicago warns that up to 0.4″ of ice accumulation will be possible!
Significant ice accumulation, up to four tenths of an inch, is possible tonight from freezing rain. #ilwx #inwx pic.twitter.com/yZFSZ40VBP
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) February 5, 2019
Significant travel disruptions are expected. Driving will be extremely hazardous, if not impossible, especially on untreated roads. Sidewalks and driveways will become dangerous with an icy coating.
Power outages and tree damage will also be possible due to the weight of the accumulated ice. Winds will stick around 10-15 mph from the Northeast during the duration of this event and could gust higher at times.
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