Precipitation update: Sleet, freezing rain, maybe snow overnight; winter weather advisory continues; ice warning in Illinois

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By 6 p.m., the forecast sloppy, icy precipitation had started in Western Kenosha County.

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast for our area says to expect continued snow, freezing rain and sleet before 9 p.m., Tuesday. Then freezing rain into Wednesday morning. A winter weather advisory that says in part “widespread travel impacts are already occurring where the wintry mix is falling, and driving conditions are likely to further deteriorate through the evening” remains in effect until 6 a.m., Wednesday. There may be a ice accumulation of .1 to .2 of an inch and/or snow and sleet accumulation of another .5 inch.

It’s worth noting that much of northern Illinois, including Lake County, is under a ice storm warning 6 a.m., Wednesday.

UPDATE about 6:40 p.m. — Deputies being dispatched to various slip and slide incidents and crashes on county highways and I-94.

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