Didn’t expect it to be icy this morning. pic.twitter.com/YFPmpImLNm— Philip Schwarz (@SchwarzABC7) January 24, 2018
More than 100 accidents reported in Chicago area after freezing rain glazed roads earlier this morning https://t.co/wlDQqvN7up pic.twitter.com/V0DFlWyc5d— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) January 24, 2018
It made for an icy and dangerous commute for many around the region.
The iced over Lewis University @WeatherBug camera pretty much tells the story south, southwest of #Chicago this morning. Black ice has made roads extremely hazardous with multiple crashes. Be careful. @NWSChicago #ilwx #inwx pic.twitter.com/zke6WRvqZm— Mike Janssen (@MikeJanssenWX) January 24, 2018
The icy road conditions around the Chicago area are no joke. Saw one car do a 360 when stopping. Stay home if you can. #ilwx— Martin Pinnau (@martinpinnau) January 24, 2018
It was all due to freezing drizzle and light wintry precipitation that fell across the region earlier today. This wintry weather led to Winter Weather Advisories being issued across northern Illinois and will stay active through early afternoon.
#Joliet, #Plainfield, #WillCounty area DO NOT travel today if not necessary - @NWSChicago has extended its winter weather advisory for the area. The roads are treacherous. #FreezingRain #ILtraffic #ilwx— Lindsay Gloor (@LindsayGloor) January 24, 2018
Fortunately, warmer weather is in the forecast over the next few days. Temperatures by Friday will reach into the low 50s, close to 20 degrees above average. Enjoy it especially after the morning your had Chicago! Chicago 3 Day Forecast showing that warmer weather is on the way. For WeatherNation, I am Meteorologist Marcus Walter.
Hey, #Chicago, what do you say? There's going to be some freezing drizzle early today! #ILwx #INwx pic.twitter.com/QmFaixcKDa— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) January 24, 2018