Weather Alerts for Mercer, IL

Issued by the National Weather Service

Freezing Rain Advisory  FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY   Freezing Rain Advisory
MERCER, IL

Areas Affected:
Bureau - Carroll - Henry - Jo Daviess - Mercer - Putnam - Rock Island - Stephenson - Whiteside
Effective: Fri 10:43 am Updated: Fri 2:30 pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat 6:00 am Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...LIGHT FREEZING RAIN TONIGHT...
.AREAS OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL
OVERSPREAD THE AREA FROM SOUTH TO NORTH THIS EVENING AND INTO THE
OVERNIGHT. ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE GENERALLY LIGHT...BUT STILL
ENOUGH TO PRODUCE SLICK ROADS AND SIDEWALKS. ALTHOUGH THE AIR
TEMPERATURE IS EXPECTED TO RISE OVERNIGHT AT OR ABOVE FREEZING IN
MUCH OF THE ADVISORY AREA...THE FROZEN GROUND WILL STILL CAUSE
THE RAIN TO FREEZE. TEMPERATURES MAY WARM INTO THE MID TO UPPER
30S AFTER 3 AM CST SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80 AND LIMIT THE FREEZING
RAIN IN THOSE AREAS BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. CONTINUED WARMING
TEMPERATURES AFTER 6 AM CST SATURDAY MORNING SHOULD MELT ANY
ACCUMULATED ICE.
...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS
EVENING TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY...
* TIMING...FREEZING RAIN WILL ARRIVE AND BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD
AFTER 9 PM AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. THIS
PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY CHANGE OVER TO RAIN FROM SOUTH TO
NORTH AFTER 3 AM CST AND THROUGH SUNRISE SATURDAY MORNING.
* STORM TOTAL ICE ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH OF
ICE ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED.
* IMPACTS...FREEZING RAIN WILL MAKE ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS
SLICK. FROZEN BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES WILL ALSO BE SUSCEPTIBLE
TO SLICK SPOTS.

Information:
A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR
FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND BE CAREFUL WHILE TRAVELING.