The National Weather Service issued an ice storm warning for parts of northern and central Illinois and eastern Iowa from 18:00 (local time) on Tuesday, February 5, to 06:00 on Wednesday, February 6. Freezing rain, sleet, and a snow mix is forecast in the area, with ice accumulation totals of up to 10 mm (0.4 in). Cities in Illinois along Interstate 80 east of Streator and on Interstate 55 north of Joliet to central Chicago, are expected to receive the highest ice amounts. Significant icing is expected in the Illinois counties of Cook, Will, Kankakee, Grundy, McHenry, LaSalle, Lake, Kendall, Kane, DuPage and DeKalb. The Rockford metropolitan area (Illinois) is also under an ice storm warning.
Ice storm warnings are also active in the Quad Cities metropolitan area (Iowa and Illinois), including in Davenport and Bettendorf (Iowa) and Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline (Illinois). Power outages, tree damage, air and rail disruptions, and hazardous road conditions are possible through Wednesday.
Individuals in affected areas are advised to keep abreast of weather alerts, confirm travel reservations, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.
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