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Don’t Slip! Freezing Drizzle To Hit Monday Night, Making For Icy Roads And Sidewalks

This week will be cold and snowy — but the weekend will be even worse.

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DOWNTOWN — Get your salt out, Chicago: Tonight’s gonna be an icy one.

Freezing drizzle, which is about as fun as it sounds, is expected to hit the city Monday night and last through Tuesday morning, according to a National Weather Service advisory. The drizzle could make for slick roads and sidewalks.

“We might see a light glaze of ice that builds up on untreated surfaces overnight,” said Ben Deubelbeiss, a National Weather Service meteorologist. “Anything that falls as a liquid is probably going to freeze on the surface it contacts.”

Temperatures will hang around the mid-20s overnight, Deubelbeiss said.

The rest of the week will be chilly, too, with temperatures topping out at 33 degrees through Friday, Deubelbeiss said. Low temperatures will hit the 20s.

The weekend will be even colder with single-digit or below-zero temperatures possible Saturday night into Sunday morning, Deubelbeiss said.

There’s a chance for snow Thursday night, though most of the snow is expected to hit just south of the city, Deubelbeiss said. Chicago could get a “light accumulation”  from that storm, Deubelbeiss said, and another storm could dump more snow on the city this weekend.

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