Freezing rain, drizzle could lead to slippery roads in the Chicago area on Saturday – NBC Chicago

After days of blistering cold conditions, Chicago will soon see relief when it comes to temperatures, but the winter weather problems aren’t going to go away.

If the frigid weather wasn’t enough, sleet is expected for parts of the weekend, leading to potentially dangerous road conditions.

Drizzle and light rain will fall throughout the region during the afternoon through evening hours, according to the National Weather Service.

A winter weather advisory was issued Saturday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. for DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall and LaSalle counties, as well as parts of Illinois’ Cook and Will counties, according to the NWS. The advisory also includes Jasper, Lake, Newton and Porter counties in northwestern Indiana.

In sub-zero temperatures, drizzle is likely to create icy conditions, particularly on sidewalks, parking lots, bridges, overpasses and minor roads.

While air temperatures will rise above freezing in the evening, ground and payment temperatures may not rise as quickly, resulting in icy conditions on untreated areas, forecasters said.

Drivers are encouraged to allow for additional travel time, check conditions before driving and slow down while en route.

Once the weather system goes away, the Chicago area will be well below average for another day.

Highs will be in the teens again Monday, but then temperatures will slowly start to warm up, likely into the 30s by Wednesday.

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