After days of bitterly cold conditions, Chicago will soon see some relief when it comes to temperatures, but the winter weather woes won’t go away just yet.
If the freezing weather weren’t enough, a freezing drizzle is expected for parts of the weekend, resulting in potentially dangerous road conditions.
Drizzle and light rain are about to arrive overnight across the region, according to the National Weather Service.
A winter weather advisory was issued from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday for DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall and LaSalle counties, as well as parts of Cook and Will counties in Illinois, the NWS stated. The advisory also includes Jasper, Lake, Newton and Porter counties in northwestern Indiana.
In freezing temperatures, drizzle is likely to create icy conditions, particularly on sidewalks, parking lots, bridges, overpasses, and back roads.
While air temperatures are projected to rise above freezing at night, ground and pay temperatures may not rise as rapidly, resulting in icy conditions in untreated areas, the officials said. meteorologists.
Drivers are advised to plan for additional travel time, check conditions before driving, and slow down while on the road.
Once the weather system shifts, the Chicago area will have one more day of well below average temperatures.
The highs will be back in their teens on Monday, but then temperatures will slowly start to warm up, probably returning to 30s by Wednesday.