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(STMW) – As temperatures are expected to drop steadily throughout the day Sunday, freezing rain could glaze Chicago roads and sidewalk with a sheet of ice.

A freezing rain advisory was issued Sunday morning and extended to 2 p.m. for areas in northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana, including thin ice coverings that could cause travel difficulties, according to the National Weather Service.

“The ice is so thin it will be hard to even see it,” said NWS meteorologist Gino Izzi. “And when you can’t see it, that’s when you’re unprepared for it and could start to slide and see some problems.”

The freezing rain is likely bring with it some light snow flurries, Izzi said, leaving roadways and sidewalks slick.

But after a mostly warmer weekend, with highs in the 30s, temperatures are forecasted to steadily drop throughout Sunday, leading up to a cold evening and a frigid overnight, meteorologists said.

Football fans headed to the Chicago Bears NFL game at Soldier Field should dress warm, meteorologists said. By the 3:25 p.m. kickoff, temperatures are forecasted to be in the mid 20s with a wind chill of about 10 degrees.

After the game, temperatures are expected to continue to drop, moving into the teens by the evening, according to the NWS. A wind chill advisory has been issued for the Chicago area overnight moving into Monday afternoon.

By the Monday morning commute, wind chills could make temperatures feel like 30 degrees below zero, meteorologists said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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