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Breaking: Up to quarter-inch of ice expected overnight in DeKalb County

February 11, 2019

If you get where you’re going in timely fashion this evening, an incoming storm shouldn’t pose much of an issue – at least not for today. If you don’t, be prepared for more freezing rain.

The National Weather Service has issued yet another winter weather advisory for 6 p.m. today through 9 a.m. Tuesday. The storm will begin as a mix of freezing rain and snow this evening before turning into all freezing rain, which will continue overnight and into Tuesday morning, according to the advisory. We could get a quarter-inch of ice, in addition to one to three inches of snow.

Obviously, the Tuesday morning commute is going to be a doozy, and Tuesday afternoon, strong westerly winds will pick up and continue overnight. Even without taking gusts into account, the wind is predicted to blow consistently at 20 mph-plus, so the threat of power outages will increase, the advisory says.

High temperatures aren’t expected above the freezing point until Thursday, although the lowest temperature expected between now and Friday is 13 on Tuesday morning. By the weekend, lows will flirt with 0 degrees, according to NWS.

For the latest on road conditions, visit gettingaroundillinois.com.

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