Winter Storm Watch Issued for Tuesday

The watch applies to much of northern Illinois.

Tuesday is shaping up to be a messy day in northern Illinois.

A winter storm watch is in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening in Boone, Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee and McHenry Counties. The National Weather Service in Chicago says the entire area could see more than 6 inches of snow.

The snowfall could be heavy at times, according to the National Weather Service.

"Heavy snow and strong east-northeast winds gusting to 40 miles per hour, especially on the lakefront, will reduce visibility and make travel hazardous," National Weather Service officials said their winter weather message Sunday night.

The storm has been named Winter Storm Rocky by The Weather Channel, which started naming storms this year.

Korrina Grom February 25, 2013 at 10:59 PM
Believe me, if I were in control of the weather, it would be sunny and 70 degrees outside right now! Haha!
I am el Nino. All topical storms hale down to me because I am el Nino. For those of You who do not speak espanol, el Nino is Spanish for, The Nino. Chris Farley
Procrustes' Foil February 26, 2013 at 11:13 AM
Dan Arenov, I rarely agree with you on anything - except your comment on the way storms are named.


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