DeKalb, IL – As Northern Illinois braces for an overnight snowfall, the National Weather Service (NWS) emphasizes the potential for slick and hazardous travel conditions across the region.
The winter weather advisory, affecting counties such as DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, LaSalle, and McHenry, is in effect until 2 p.m. Sunday. The advisory includes the Chicago area, with an expected snow accumulation of 1-2 inches in cities like Joliet and Kankakee.
Snow is anticipated to start early Saturday, impacting areas northwest of I-55 between 1 and 4 a.m., and southeast of I-55 between 4 and 8 a.m. The NWS predicts snowfall rates could reach up to half an inch per hour, particularly during the morning hours. Due to these conditions, drivers are warned to plan for increased travel times and exercise caution on the roads.
Additionally, the advisory highlights the continuation of unseasonably cold weather into the early part of next week, with morning wind chills expected to be between 5 to 15 degrees on Monday and Tuesday. Residents are advised to stay vigilant and prepare for these conditions.