Region-News-Team-Black-Logo

Freezing Rain Advisory for the Region

Share this post

Look out for hazardous driving conditions around the Region for Sunday. We could see freezing rain, possibly mixed with a short period of sleet, with temperatures just above the freezing mark. The National Weather Service says pavement and soil temperatures are below freezing so any liquid precipation will likely freeze on contact, resulting in icy and dangerous travel conditions.  Forecasters say sidewalks and walkways could also turn into sheets of ice.  Here is the Freezing Rain Advisory issued just after 10:30am today.
...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS EVENING... * TIMING...FREEZING RAIN...POSSIBLY MIXED WITH A SHORT PERIOD OF SLEET AT THE ONSET OF THE PRECIPITATION...WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA BY MIDDAY AND CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING. BY MID EVENING TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FREEZING WITH JUST RAIN OCCURRING LATE THIS EVENING INTO THE NIGHT. * MAIN IMPACT...ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO A COUPLE TENTHS OF AN INCH ARE EXPECTED BEFORE TEMPERATURES RISE ABOVE FREEZING LATER IN THE DAY. * OTHER IMPACTS...PAVEMENT AND SOIL TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW FREEZING...SO ANY LIQUID PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY FREEZE ON CONTACT AND RESULT IN ICY AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS. SIDEWAYS AND WALKWAYS COULD ALSO TURN TO SHEETS OF ICE MAKING WALKING DIFFICULT AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND SIDEWALKS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING ON ICY ROADS.
National Weather Service Chicago website:  http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lot/
###


Meet-The-Team

Laura-WZVN Scott-WZVN Brent-WZVN
LAURA WALUSZKO
Region News Team
SCOTT ROSENBERG
Region News Team
BRENT BROWN
Region News Team
Jay-WZVN Karl-WZVN Annie-WZVN
JAY STEVENS
Region News Team
KARL BERNER
Region News Team
ANNIE FOX
Region News Team

Recent-Newscast

Flash is not supported on this device. If you wish to listen to this audio, you must download and play an mp3 using an mp3 player on your device. CLICK HERE