CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County is in store for some frigid weather Tuesday – with a wind chill that feels like 10 degrees below zero.
As of 7:20 p.m. Monday, the National Weather Service had logged 3 to 6 inches of snowfall in McHenry County, meteorologist Kevin Donofrio said. In Woodstock alone, 5½ inches of snow covered the ground.
The National Weather Service tracked a winter storm band Monday expected to enter northern Illinois overnight, Donofrio said.
On Tuesday, McHenry County residents can expect lingering flurries and light snow showers throughout the morning, as the winter storm heads toward Lake Michigan.
Winds will blow from 10 to 15 mph, and temperatures will top out at 20 degrees – until Tuesday night, when the wind chill will feel like 10 degrees below zero.
On Monday morning, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office warned of slippery roads as snow fell throughout the county.
McHenry County saw another 4 inches of snow Monday night, on top of the estimated 4 inches that fell from Sunday night into Monday.
High temperatures reached the lower 20s throughout the day Monday and later dropped to the mid-teens, according to the service.
A winter weather advisory remained in effect until noon Monday, according to the service. The advisory warned of limited visibility for drivers and snow-covered roads that could make travel difficult.
The sheriff’s office recommends that drivers slow down and be cautious.
Although many authorities in McHenry County reported little activity on the roads, others said there were some weather-related traffic incidents that kept emergency crews busy.
About 3:45 p.m. Monday in Wonder Lake, a man’s SUV slid off the road and crashed into a tree. He was taken to a Centegra hospital with minor injuries, Battalion Chief Chris Weber said.