Snow, wind expected for evening commute

January 17, 2012 2:32:53 PM PST
As temperatures fell Tuesday, rain turned into ice and snow, making for a messy evening commute in the Chicagoland area.

Parts of the area got a fresh coating of snow; the greatest amounts were well north and west of Chicago. Some Wisconsin towns got 2.1 inches, while north suburban Crystal Lake got 1.2 inches.

In the city, the snow will continue to fall through the evening commute, which could lead to slippery roads and low visibility on the drive home. But the snow isn't going to amount to much.

Skies clear Tuesday night and the wind gusts remain in the 20 mph range. Overnight, the temperature drops to zero with the wind chill and cold rushes in.

Plus, a bigger snowstorm could come toward Chicago at the end of the week.