As a Wind Chill Warning comes to an end Thursday afternoon, a Winter Weather Advisory looms with snow in parts of the Chicago area potentially making for hazardous travel during the rush hour commutes.
The advisory was issued for DeKalb, LaSalle, Kendall, Grundy and Kankakee counties beginning at 2 p.m. and continuing until 3 a.m. Friday. In Kane and Will counties in Illinios and Newston and Jasper counties in Indiana, the advisory takes effect at 5 p.m.
The advisory warns of snow accumulations between 2 and 4 inches, though some local totals may reach even higher.
The National Weather Service urged commuters to plan for slippery road conditions from mid-afternoon through the early overnight hours.
"The hazardous conditions will impact the evening commute," the advisory warned.
The bitter temperatures will start to warm by the afternoon hours with light snow developing and continuing into the evening.
Afternoon temps will slowly climb to between 0 and 5 degrees by the late evening hours.
Snow will taper off overnight, leaving anywhere from 1 to 2 inches in areas north of Chicago and up to 4 inches for areas south.
After the snow comes rising temperatures.
By Sunday, temps are expected to be in the mid-40s, marking a more than 70-degree increase.