The National Weather Service advised Will County residents early Monday morning that freezing rain and snow were in the forecast for the next several days.
The area along and north of Interstate 80 was predicted to be at risk for up to one-quarter inch of ice, beginning Monday night. Areas along and west of the Fox Valley and along and north of I-80 may remain just below freezing, which could result in some significant ice accumulations, the service said.
A winter weather advisory is also in effect from 4 p.m. Monday to 4 a.m. Tuesday. Motorists should be prepared for slippery road conditions during the Monday evening commute.
Temperatures could rise overnight, however, which would help limit the extent of ice and snow into the Tuesday morning commute. But strong westerly winds are expected to develop later Tuesday, resulting in some blowing snow.
Snow is also in the forecast Thursday and Friday.