Chicago, IL – Commuters in the Chicagoland area are advised to exercise caution as the National Weather Service (NWS) in Chicago has issued a freezing rain advisory for the region, particularly affecting the Interstate 55 and Interstate 57 corridors.
The advisory, effective from Monday afternoon through the night, warns of a wintry mix, including freezing rain, which is expected to lead to slick roads and hazardous travel conditions. According to the NWS, the freezing rain is due to a storm system that is bringing a mixture of precipitation types to the area, with a notable impact on travel conditions during the Monday evening commute.
Sub-freezing ground temperatures may cause ice to accumulate on roads and sidewalks, increasing the risk of accidents. The NWS has flagged the timing and duration of ice accumulations as uncertain and dependent on when ground temperatures rise above freezing. The weather service urges residents and travelers to stay up to date with the latest weather forecasts and to plan for potential travel impacts late Monday.