Listen: Bob Larsen, Bob Roberts, Accuweather discussed on WBBM Afternoon News Update
"Good afternoon. I'm Keith Johnson. I'm Chris cradle. And we are facing an ice storm that could be getting a little closer every minute. And we're going to be telling you about that. With our top local story on NewsRadio WBZ m that's right freezing rain already in Aurora on track of potentially dangerous ice storm expecting across the AccuWeather meteorologist Bob Larsen live with the latest Keith ice storm warning in effect till six o'clock tomorrow morning. The leading edge of the freezing rain has reached Aurora about to begin to Batavia in Plainfield, and it's fancy northeast for there. We'll be into the city and another hour or so temperatures already at or below freezing. Most the only areas and as the rain comes down that's going to translate into freezing upon contact. So we are expecting untreated roads sidewalks have become icy lead to difficult travel and the. Could be a non freezing rain, particularly north of the city for there to be a buildup of ice on trees and power lines. As we go deeper into the night that can cause power outages. The temperatures will inch above freezing south of the city by daybreak and elsewhere across the area shortly thereafter as the precipitation tippers off I'm AccuWeather meteorologist Bob Larsen. Newsradio seven eighty have water five point nine FM. The forecast has sparked a shopping spree for people picking up ice fighting equipment on their way. Home from work today. WEBCGM's Bob Roberts is live on the news line with that part of the story Bob while there's been just enough space between the snow and bitter cold of the past couple of weeks and this storm for showers wrestles and PJ's ace hardware in the near western suburbs to stock up on ice melt, but supplies appear a bit tighter. Least according to PJ's assistant manager Peggy Williams. For those coming in for replacement shovels and ice scrapers, Vince, applying more than usual because people have been coming in and purchasing them. So if somebody needs to get a shovel, or perhaps an ice scraper, you might have them we have a couple of showers owner rich our says he's been ordering twice a week and says the trick from here on his to avoid ordering too much an inexact science after all he says, it's still early February live Bob Roberts. News Radio one zero five point nine FM. You can check live interactive radar anytime under the weather tab at WBZ, NewsRadio dot com. Six."