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.
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