Light Rain
46°FLight RainFull Forecast

Hazardous weather expected to impact Wednesday morning rush hour

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 11:20 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 12:52 p.m. CDT

Extremely low temperatures and snow forecast for the early morning hours Wednesday is expected to create hazardous driving conditions during the morning rush hour, the National Weather Service is reporting.

Between 2 and 4 inches of snow is expected to fall beginning at midnight Wednesday. The weather service said snow is expected to immediately accumulate on roadways because low temperatures will minimize the effectiveness of road salt.

The winter weather advisory is in effect for DuPage, Cook and nearby counties through 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Snowfall rates could reach a peak of a half-inch per hour.

The weather service is also forecasting wind chills reaching 15 to 30 degrees below zero Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday morning.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Suburban Life Media.

Reader Poll

How do you like to spend Mother's Day?
Doing whatever Mom wants to do.
I'm the mom, and I just want to see/hear from family
Mom's no longer with us, but it's a day to remember her
I don't mark Mother's Day