The National Weather Service says we should expect a combination of rain/sleet/snow in the afternoon switching over to all snow Tuesday night.
Tuesday, February 26
Originally posted on Joliet Patch For the second time in less than a week, we're being told to brace for a winter storm. The National Weather Service's winter storm watch for this area begins Tuesday afternoon, when a combination of rain, snow and sleet switches over to all snow by Tuesday night. Although there is a "higher than usual amount of uncertainty with respect to snow accumulations," several inches are "probable," according to the latest forecast. More problematic than the snow is the wind, forecasters said. "Heavy, wind-whipped, wet snow could result in very low visibilities and difficult travel," the Romeoville-based weather service said. "Heavy snow could impact the late afternoon commute so persons planning travel should …
DuPage County is under a winter storm watch Tuesday morning through evening, according to the National Weather Service.
By Amanda Luevano, Downers Grove Patch For the second time in less than a week, a winter storm is expected to bring 3 to 6 inches of snow to the Chicago area. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for DuPage County, effective Tuesday morning through evening. The storm will begin with snow—possibly mixed with sleet–and continue heavy at times through the afternoon before tapering to lighter snow Tuesday evening, according to the National Weather Service. Snowfall totals could surpass 6 inches across the watch area, which comprises most of Northern Illinois. Most areas are expected to see between 3 and 6 inches, according to Accuweather.com. Wind gusts up to 40 mph are possible. Snow is likely to continue through …