It was an icy start to the morning for many in and around Chicago.
Didn’t expect it to be icy this morning. pic.twitter.com/YFPmpImLNm
— Philip Schwarz (@SchwarzABC7) January 24, 2018
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) January 24, 2018
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
It made for an icy and dangerous commute for many around the region.
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
#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
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.
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) 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!
For WeatherNation, I am Meteorologist Marcus Walter.