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Freezing Rain, Sleet Give Way To Snow Overnight

Snow In Chicago

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CHICAGO (STMW) – The Chicago area is in for more wintry weather: Sunday’s drizzling rain will give way to freezing rain and sleet overnight before turning into snow Monday morning.

The National Weather Service in Chicago issued a weather advisory starting at 11 p.m. Sunday and lasting until 9 a.m. Monday, and warned motorists that the precipitation will likely cause dangerous driving conditions.

Rain is expected to last until midnight, followed by freezing rain and sleet until 3 a.m. Some thunder is possible, the weather service said.

Total snow accumulation is expected to be between 1 and 2 inches, according to the weather service. Most snow is expected to fall before 9 a.m.