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1 to 3 inches of snow, sleet in forecast, according to National Weather Service

John Lantz of Rockford takes his dog, Monroe, out for a morning walk in the snow April 9 in Spring Grove.
John Lantz of Rockford takes his dog, Monroe, out for a morning walk in the snow April 9 in Spring Grove.

It’s been 29 days since the spring equinox, but Wednesday’s forecast includes a wintry mix of sleet, rain and snow.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for McHenry County from 10 a.m. Wednesday until 1 a.m. Thursday.

A mix of precipitation is expected, with an initial round of up to a half-inch of sleet in the morning.

It will rain Wednesday afternoon before changing to light to moderate snow by the evening, according to the service. Total snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches is expected.

Drivers should expect slippery road conditions in the late morning and evening, with reduced visibility at times.

Temperatures will reach a high of 36 degrees, with wind gusts as high as 25 mph. Wednesday night temperatures will reach a low of 29 degrees.

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