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National Weather Service Statement as of 6:00 AM CST on February 07, 2013

Expires 10:00 PM EST on February 07, 2013

… Freezing Rain Advisory in effect until 10 am CST this
morning…
… Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 4 PM this
afternoon to 9 PM CST this evening…

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Freezing
Rain Advisory… which is in effect until 10 am CST this morning.

* Timing… light freezing rain before 10 am. Then accumulating
wintry precipitation is possible as early as late this
afternoon… but more likely this evening.

* Precipitation… some light sleet… snow… or possibly a touch
of freezing rain is possible early this morning… before
temperatures rise above freezing changing the precipitation to
all rain. With temperatures near or just above freezing the
chance of any appreciable accumulation early this morning
appears low. Rain is expected to mix with and change over to
wet snow late this afternoon or evening. A period of moderate
snow is possible this evening with some snow accumulation
expected at that time.

* Accumulation… snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are
possible this evening.

* Ice accumulations… generally less than a tenth of an inch.

* Other impacts… pavement and soil temperatures are below
freezing… so any liquid precipitation will likely freeze on
contact and result in icy and dangerous travel conditions on
untreated roadways. Sideways and walkways could also turn to
sheets of ice making walking difficult and potentially
dangerous.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities… and use caution while
driving.

A Freezing Rain Advisory means that periods of freezing rain or
freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving.