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UPDATED: Area Under Winter Weather Advisory

Sleet, freezing rain and snow are all possible.

Updated 9:45 p.m.

A National Weather Service update predicts Will County will see a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow will continue overnight and diminish between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m.

NWS predicts a coating of ice in one tenth to two tenths of an inch and sleet accumulations between one inch and two. The NWS continues to caution that travel will be slippery.

There is still spotty freezing drizzle that will occur after the main precipitation has ended.

Original Story

Will County is under a Winter Weather Advisory beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday night and continuing to about 9 a.m. Sunday morning.

The forecast details rain turning into sleet and snow. A representation at the National Weather Service in Romeoville said that unlike the last local advisory, which did not result in much precipitation at all, this one will definitely have precipitation. It is hard to predict exactly what that will look like, though.

"I think it's going to be quite a bit of freezing rain and sleet," Gino Izzi, NWS meteorologist said.

He expected that the bulk of the precipitation would wrap up by 3 a.m. or 4 a.m., but that a light freezing rain could continue to fall into Sunday morning.

The NWS advisory cautioned drivers to take care on roads that could become slippery as the night wears on.

"Even though it will be minor, it will still cause difficult travel conditions," Joliet Weather Center cautioned on its Facebook page. "Ice and snow accumulations generally will be minor, 1-2" throughout the area, but with the combo of precipitation it will certainly cause icy and slick roads."

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Ed Arter January 13, 2013 at 04:14 AM
Just a heads up all--Lift up your wiper blades if your car sits outside
Stephane Carlson January 13, 2013 at 06:11 AM
I've never done that before...or heard/thought if it for that matter. Thanks for the heads up!
charlies angel January 13, 2013 at 08:31 AM
Too late!!! They're frozen in a sheet of ice hikes not going anywhere. Someone did ring my doorbell around 8 pm last night. No one was there. Either kids someone looking to rob the house or a ghost. Hope they had fun sliding away!

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