Winter mix moving into Illinois; north may see ice

Winter mix moving into Illinois; north may see ice

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm that's bringing a mix of snow and freezing rain to Illinois could coat northern parts of the state with icy accumulations.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Carroll and Whiteside counties in far northwestern Illinois for Monday afternoon through Tuesday night. Those counties are expected to see moderate snowfall and some ice accumulation.

A winter weather advisory covers several other northern Illinois counties, including Cook County.

Forecasters said the best chances of notable ice accumulations appear to be north of Interstate 80 and west of the Fox Valley.

Lighter ice amounts are expected in the Chicago area and south due to warming temperatures Monday night.

A winter weather advisory also covers a swath of central Illinois, including Springfield and Champaign.