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Weather service upgrades Lake and McHenry counties to winter weather advisory ahead of snowfall

The National Weather Service has upgraded Lake and McHenry counties to a winter weather advisory ahead of possibly several inches of snowfall Wednesday. A hazardous weather outlook was issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) Tuesday morning for much of northeastern Illinois. A winter weather advisory was also issued for areas near and south of […]

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Weather service warns of ‘impactful snowfall’ in Chicagoland area on Wednesday

The National Weather Service said motorists should expect hazardous conditions on Wednesday due to “impactful” snowfall in the Chicagoland area. A hazardous weather outlook was issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) Tuesday morning for much of northeastern Illinois. The alert includes Lake and McHenry counties and says snow will move into the area late […]

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NWS warns of ‘unusually hazardous travel conditions’ for morning commute due to expected snow in Chicago area

The National Weather Service says that light snow is expected to fall overnight into Monday and cause slippery travel conditions for the morning commute in northern Illinois. A special weather statement and hazardous weather outlook were issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) Sunday afternoon. The alerts cover all of northeast Illinois, including the Chicago […]

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ComEd warns Chicago area residents about potential rolling blackouts during extreme cold

ComEd is asking residents to voluntarily conserve electricity and warned that rolling power outages are possible in the Chicago area as the bitter cold continues. “As our communities continue to experience bitter cold, safety remains our top priority,” Commonwealth Edison said in a statement on social media Saturday afternoon. ComEd said that PJM Interconnection, the […]

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Winter storm warning issued for northern Illinois in anticipation of -35 degree wind chills, up to 6 inches of snow

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning about possible blizzard conditions that will bring extreme cold, high winds and up to six inches of snow to the northern Illinois area. The National Weather Service (NWS) on Wednesday morning issued a winter storm warning that will go in effect from Thursday morning through […]

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NWS issues watch in anticipation of major winter storm that could bring ‘full-fledged’ blizzard conditions to northern Illinois

The National Weather Service says a major snowstorm will begin Thursday, bringing blizzard conditions and dangerous cold that will impact travel in the northern Illinois area. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a winter storm watch that is in effect from Thursday morning through late Friday evening. The storm will impact the western Great Lakes […]

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NWS warns of ‘strong winter storm’ that could bring blizzard conditions to northern Illinois

The National Weather Service is warning about a strong winter storm that could bring blizzard conditions to northern Illinois later this week, impacting travel before Christmas. The National Weather Service (NWS) said the storm will impact the western Great Lakes region. The storm is expected from Thursday into Saturday with snow and strong winds. The […]

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Poor driving conditions due to snow prompt NWS to issue special weather statement for northern Illinois

The National Weather Service has issued a warning about poor driving conditions expected through the afternoon due to snow and gusty winds in the northern Illinois area. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued the special weather statement just after 1 p.m. Friday. The warning covers Lake, DuPage, Cook and Will counties. A stronger band of […]

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NWS issues winter weather advisory as northern Illinois could see up to 4 inches of snow

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory warning that up to four inches of snow are possible Friday in Lake and McHenry counties. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued the advisory Thursday afternoon. The advisory, which goes into effect at 3 a.m. Friday, includes Lake, McHenry, Boone and Winnebago counties. Two weather […]