Dozens of Chicago area schools open late due to weather

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A lone pedestrian crosses the Chicago River early Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

An overnight ice storm in the Chicago area has prompted dozens of area schools to open late or close on Wednesday.

The Emergency Closing Center keeps a list of school closings and delayed openingsonline.

Freezing rain gave way to normal rainfall around 2 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service said. Dense fog is forecast for the area during the morning commute.

Scattered showers are expected throughout the day. A high of 38 degrees is in the forecast, with temperatures expected to drop to the mid-30s at night.

Another storm system will bring the threat of freezing rain back Wednesday night, the weather service said. Ice could total a tenth of an inch in areas north of Interstate 88.

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