Ice Storm Warning issued for most of Chicago area Tuesday evening

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By early Tuesday morning, according to NWS, a mix of rain and snow could fall around the 500' level in the northern Sacramento Valley area. Temperatures will stay in the 20s and 30s with winds picking up from the east.

A period of ice pellets and freezing rain is expected to begin around midday Thursday and continue through the evening hours. There is also the risk of freezing rain.

The commute in to work on Wednesday will be fine but that could all change by the afternoon.

The temperature is scheduled to switch to the plus side Thursday with a high of 6 Celsius with a 60 per cent chance of rain or snow.

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True ice storms are uncommon in this part of the county, the weather service said on Facebook.

Expect slow travels, possible school delays or closures and maybe even isolated power outages Wednesday morning due to the ice. Again it's going to be spotty so confidence is low on where impacts will be however confidence is somewhat high it'll be greatest in those under the winter weather advisory.

Snow moves in on Thursday as a blowing snow event moves into the region. Snow and sleet accumulation is likely north of I-96. Travel could become hard, especially for the Wednesday morning commute.

Just a few days after Lehigh Valley residents battled sub-zero wind chills and weather advisories, Allentown hit 61 degrees on Monday, just four degrees shy of tying a record high.

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