Freezing Rain Advisory Today; Wind Chill Advisory Begins Tonight

McHenry County will have freezing rain through Sunday afternoon, and then extreme cold weather is moving into the area.

The Naitonal Weather Service in Chicago has issued a freezing rain advisory for McHenry County until 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29.

The advisory includes Lake, Boone, Kane, DeKalb, LaSalle, Kendall, Grundy, Livingston counties. 

Areas of freezing drizzle will develop late this morning and continue until the afternoon, the NWS stated. Ice accumulation and a minor glazing of ice is possible. 

Once the rain passes, colder weather is moving into the area. 

The NWS has issued a wind chill advisory effective from 9 p.m. Sunday and lasting until noon Monday. 

Temperatures will plunge to 0 to 13 below, and wind chill values could reach 20 to 30 degrees below zero, according to the NWS. 

Winds will be 10 to 15 mph from the Northwest tonight and ease to 5 to 10 mph Monday morning. 

A wind chill advisory means winds will combine with very cold air to generate low wind chills. This could result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken, the NWS warns. 

Those people who must venture outdoors should be certain to wear a hat and gloves in addition to a winter coat, the NWS warns. 

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