Digital Access

Digital Access
Access daily-chronicle.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more!

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
Local

NWS: More snow, less ice expected in DeKalb County

A meteorologist said Monday evening that we’re bound to get more snow and less freezing rain in DeKalb County, compared with previous winter weather advisories.

Amy Seeley, a meteorologist in National Weather Service’s Romeoville office, said whereas earlier advisories called for a quarter-inch of ice, she’s expecting maybe a tenth of an inch.

“A quarter-inch? That’s worst-case,” Seeley said. “I don’t think it’s going to be that much.”

She did say, however, that the call for more snow than initially projected is valid. The area previously was expected to receive 1 to 3 inches, but now the forecast calls for 2 to 4 inches. Seeley predicted 4 inches in the northern part of the county and 2 to the southern areas. Flurries began before 4 p.m. Monday, while the advisories had called for precipitation to start about 6 p.m.

Tuesday morning is expected to see mixed precipitation, and Tuesday afternoon, strong westerly winds will pick up and continue overnight. The wind is predicted to increase to 20 to 30 mph, increasing the threat of power outages, the advisory said.

Highs aren’t expected to be above freezing until Thursday, with lows in the teens and 20s. By the weekend, lows are expected to be be in the single digits or lower, according to NWS.

For the latest on road conditions, visit gettingaroundillinois.com.

The Daily Chronicle is your source for local news on severe weather, and we’re committed to serving our communities and bringing readers the information they need to be safe during periods of severe weather.

Expect our newspapers, websites and social media outlets to contain the latest information about weather-related cancellations, hazards, and other bulletins you need to plan ahead and stay safe.

If your power goes out, please call ComEd’s Customer Care Center at 800-334-7661. John Schoen, a spokesman with ComEd, said anyone enduring an outage can text 26633, and they’ll be prompted to provide information so they can receive important alerts – such as when crews arrive on-site, and when their power is back on.

Loading more