Slick roads cause crashes, wintry mix could lead to messy commute Monday evening

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Flurries and freezing drizzle are still possible for a while longer Sunday night, and could still lead to some slick roadways.

The forecast calls for dry conditions during the Monday morning commute, but things will change in the afternoon and especially during the evening hours.

A wintry mix of light freezing rain and snow is expected to lift into the region during the afternoon hours and ramp up in the evening, before continuing overnight and into the Tuesday morning commute

Snow accumulations of 1-3" are possible through the central part of the region. 3-6" are possible closer to the IL/WI state line. Ice accumulations of 0.1" or possibly more could occur across the central part of the area as well.

Some snow is still possible into the Tuesday evening commute. Wednesday is expected to be cold and breezy, but dry. The daylight hours of Thursday are forecast to be dry as well.

Rain becomes likely Thursday evening. As temperatures start to fall overnight and into Friday morning, the rain could change to a wintry mix in come locations. Rain and snow continues to be likely through Friday with precipitation possibly ending as wind whipped snow Friday night.

While some people enjoyed the big flakes with their families and their dogs, those who had to be out on the roads weren’t enjoying it quite as much.

The City of Chicago sent out 211 snow vehicles to keep the streets clear.  Indiana State Police tweeted to tell drivers to slow down after a serious crash on I-65. In the south suburbs, heavier snow in Homewood likely contributed to a three-car accident where seven people were taken to the hospital. In Glenwood, a car hit a guardrail and started on fire.

This isn't the last winter weather of the week either, which is likely to impact the commute on six occasions this week. So get ready; it’s February in Chicago.

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