Snow that slowed Monday night's commute accumulated up to 2 inches in some areas, but it won't stay long, meteorologists say.
Snowfall created limited visibility in some areas with totals ranging from an inch at Midway Airport to 2.1 inches in McHenry, an inch in Lisle, 1.9 inches in Lindenhurst, 1.5 inches in Lombard, 1.7 inches in Oak Brook, 1.9 inches in Downers Grove, and 1.7 inches in Elburn.
By 9 p.m., snow tapered to flurries throughout much of the area, said Meteorologist Mark Ratzer of the National Weather Service.
Roads could remain slick going into Tuesday morning's commute, with temperatures overnight expecting to dip into the 20s. They'll begin an upward climb into the 40s Tuesday, the 50s Wednesday and near 60s for the next week or so, Ratzer said.
"It'll definitely be more springlike over the next several days," he said.
Despite climbing temperatures, there's no guarantee that the cold won't make another appearance, he said.
"I can make no promises, unfortunately," Ratzer said. "It's not uncommon for us to get some accumulating snow in April, with the latest in early May. It doesn't look like there's anything spectacular (coming up) that would give us any real snow out of it, but I can't say it won't happen."