Winter Returns to Northern Counties

Don't get used to it. Highs of mid-50s settle in next week

Friday, Mar 2, 2012  |  Updated 6:27 PM CDT
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    Thick, slushy snow is falling in areas to the north of Chicago in the midst of a winter storm watch.

    The watch -- for Lake, McHenry, Boone and Winnebago counties -- lasts until Midnight. A winter weather advisory is in effect for Cook, Du Page, Kane and De Kalb counties until midnight.

    North suburban areas will see the most snow, possibly up to an inch per hour and up to six inches, according to the weather service.

    Travel across northern Illinois could become difficult, and drivers should take caution if snow-covered roads become difficult to clear because of quick accumulation rates. The Illinois Tollway said it has 183 snowplows at the ready to deal with what Mother Nature dishes out.

    Chicago and areas further south won’t likely get more than an inch of snow, meteorologists said.

    Snow could pop up again through the weekend as highs hang in the mid-30s. Seasonably cool temps continue Monday before heating up Tuesday to the upper 50s.

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