Weather Alert: An Ice Storm Cometh

A freezing rain advisory is in effect until Sunday evening.

A freezing rain advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Sunday, Jan. 27 for Kane County.

The National Weather Service canceled a winter storm watch originally issued on Saturday.

Ice amounts of up to a couple tenths of an inch are expected, according to the Weather Service.

The Weather Service predicts freezing rain mixed with sleet will arrive early Sunday afternoon.

The ice accumulations might cause tree limbs and power lines to be weighed down. If winds increase it could cause power outages, according to the weather service.

“Pavement and soil temperatures are below freezing. So any liquid precipitation will likely freeze on contact and result in very icy and dangerous travel conditions on untreated roadways,” The National Weather Service said.

The freezing rain will transition to regular rain Sunday evening from the south to the north as temperatures gradually rise above freezing.

As the storm develops, any minor changes in temperatures could result in significant changes to the precipitation type and resulting icing. Please check the latest forecasts throughout Sunday for updated information.

Kane County is expected to have a high of 19 degrees at 6 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. This will eventually rise to 32 degrees at about noon, and continue to rise into the evening.

Roads a mess, power out in your neighborhood? Let us know in the comments section.


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Doc Oie January 26, 2013 at 05:45 PM
This could be dangerous for pedestrians as well as drivers! This might be a good time to consider wearing your golf shoes when you go out to pick up the morning paper! Be careful!
Vanessa Bell-LaSota January 27, 2013 at 04:49 AM
Hey Doc Oie...how ya doing? I saw you in the ER Christmas Eve...massive thorasic muscle spasms! Nice to read your comment! :)


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