Jul 29, 2014
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Winter Storm Watch Issued for Tuesday

The watch applies to much of northern Illinois.

Winter Storm Watch Issued for Tuesday

Tuesday is shaping up to be a messy day in northern Illinois.

A winter storm watch is in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening in Boone, Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee and McHenry Counties. The National Weather Service in Chicago says the entire area could see more than 6 inches of snow.

The snowfall could be heavy at times, according to the National Weather Service.

"Heavy snow and strong east-northeast winds gusting to 40 miles per hour, especially on the lakefront, will reduce visibility and make travel hazardous," National Weather Service officials said their winter weather message Sunday night.

The storm has been named Winter Storm Rocky by The Weather Channel, which started naming storms this year.

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