National Weather Service news
Conditions on the Kankakee River improved Saturday as the threat of flooding continued to go down as temperatures stayed up.
Motorists should prepare for more slippery roads Monday night into Tuesday morning as a winter weather advisory continues for most of northern Illinois, expected to bring with it sleet and multiple waves of freezing rain, according to the National Weather Service.
It’s looking like freezing rain could make for an icy commute Monday morning as a winter weather advisory goes into effect for parts of northern Illinois, expected to last through early Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Northern Illinois motorists were facing a slippery commute Thursday morning after overnight snowfall, with another 1 to 4 inches in the forecast heading into Friday morning along with more biting cold temperatures, according to the National Weather Service.
The Will County Emergency Management Agency is advising residents along the Kankakee River of flash flood conditions throughout the week due to ice jams on the river.
Check out this photo of a “sundog” sighting captured by Daily Chronicle reader Heidi Wright of Malta on Sunday morning.
In addition to the wind chill warning, the National Weather Service also says another couple of shots of snow are possible. The first comes Monday night south of Interstate 80, while the second chance is Wednesday into Thursday for the entire region.
The National Weather Service says dangerous wind chill levels dropping down to 30 to 35 degrees below zero are possible over the next few days across Will County and Northern Illinois.
Residents should expect wind chills as low as 10 degrees to 30 degrees below zero. Exposed skin could become frostbitten in as little as 30 minutes. Those who have to be outside are urged to wear hats and cloves, layers and cover exposed skin.
Northern Illinoisans should brace for high winds and slippery roads again Saturday morning due to overnight snow followed by bitter cold that’s expected to worsen into Sunday, the National Weather Service warned.
Update: A half a foot of snow pummeled DeKalb County Friday morning, and with more on the way and temperatures creating a potential for significantly hazardous and icy roads after the sun sets, area authorities are urging folks to stay off the roads tonight.
Weather officials have words of warning for those debating whether to travel today in northern Illinois: If at all possible, don’t do it.
A DeKalb church opened a free overnight warming center starting Thursday night ahead of the weekend’s expected winter storm and cold snap, offering those in need a chance to get a good night’s sleep out of the frigid snow. Hours are 8:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. daily.
A winter storm was hitting northern Illinois on Friday, as the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the entire region predicting powerful wind gusts and up to a foot of snow in some places.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for much of northern Illinois starting early Friday morning into early Saturday morning.