Treacherous, icy weather coming to Midwest tonight including Chicago area
The Midwest has been getting a break recently from the record-breaking, prolonged cold snap in late January. Temperatures plummeted to 40 degrees below zero or lower from the Dakotas to the Great Lakes, with wind chills in the 50s and 60s below zero. Roads, homes, lakes and rivers froze over, but much of the region has thawed out since last Friday. However, a large swath of icy weather is coming back very soon, targeting two major metropolitan areas.
The first of two winter storms this week will arrive early this evening (Tuesday, January 5). Precipitation may start as a messy mix of rain, sleet, and freezing rain across northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, but freezing rain will develop in more and more neighborhoods between rush hour and midnight, including the Chicago area. This will create dangerous, icy conditions for drivers on many delivery routes.
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Article by : Nick Austin, Director of Weather Analytics and Senior Meteorologist at http://at www.freightwaves.com