A winter weather advisory was issued for Lake County and the National Weather Service says up to three inches of snow, along with winds as high as 45 mph, are possible Tuesday evening.
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued the winter weather advisory Tuesday afternoon for Cook County and Lake County.
The advisory will be in effect from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. Tuesday.
A burst of accumulating snow is expected with total snow accumulations of one to three inches, according to the NWS.
Winds gusting as high as 45 mph are also possible.
The weather service said motorists should plan on slippery road conditions this evening.
“The combination of high snowfall rates in excess of 1 inch per hour, gusty winds, poor visibility, and the first accumulating snowfall of the season will result in a period of hazardous travel conditions this evening,” the advisory said.
Not all areas in Lake County and Cook County will see accumulations, especially along the immediate lakeshore.
Motorists are recommended to slow down and use caution while traveling.
The latest road conditions for Illinois are published online by the Illinois Department of Transportation at www.gettingaroundillinois.com.