Chicago, IL – The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a dense fog advisory for northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana, urging commuters to exercise caution. According to the advisory, visibility may drop to a quarter mile in some areas, with the fog expected to persist throughout the day. Residents are advised to be prepared for extended travel times, slow down, increase following distances, and use low beam headlights.
In a related weather update, the National Weather Service has indicated a continuation of the foggy, wet, and cloudy pattern in the region. Temperatures will fluctuate between highs of 36-42°F and lows around 34-35°F with chances of rain, particularly east of I-55. The public is advised to stay updated on weather conditions and travel advisories.
Additionally, the Kankakee River is under close watch due to potential flooding risks. The river’s levels have risen overnight, with a noted increase of 1.5-2 inches per hour at the I-55 gauge. Authorities are monitoring the situation for ice jam breakups and advise residents in flood warning areas to remain vigilant.