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updated: 5/16/2014 6:28 PM

Yes, that was snow Friday morning; maybe frost overnight

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  • Richard Nowinski walks his two dogs Archie and Cartman in the snow along Terrace Drive in Algonquin Friday morning. "The dogs love it, but I don't, not in May," Nowinski said.

       Richard Nowinski walks his two dogs Archie and Cartman in the snow along Terrace Drive in Algonquin Friday morning. "The dogs love it, but I don't, not in May," Nowinski said.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • A Crystal Lake Charter Fitness member heads out into a flurry of snow Friday morning.

       A Crystal Lake Charter Fitness member heads out into a flurry of snow Friday morning.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Snow collects on cars Friday morning in Crystal Lake.

       Snow collects on cars Friday morning in Crystal Lake.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Snow covers the grass and plants in Barrington on Friday morning.

       Snow covers the grass and plants in Barrington on Friday morning.
    Diane Dungey | Staff Photographer

  • Snow covers a tree in Marengo Friday morning after a late season snowfall hit the area.

       Snow covers a tree in Marengo Friday morning after a late season snowfall hit the area.
    Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

  • Snow covers the ground in Marengo Friday morning after a late season snowfall hit the area.

       Snow covers the ground in Marengo Friday morning after a late season snowfall hit the area.
    Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

 
 

Yes, that was snow falling from the sky in Northwest, Fox Valley and McHenry County suburbs Friday morning.

Amy Seeley, meteorologist from the National Weather Service, said a snow/rain mix fell in the Northwest suburbs, causing some slick roads and icy conditions.

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The snow melted quickly in the morning.

"But, it's actual snow," she said.

Snow has been reported as late as June 2 in Illinois, authorities said, so an occasional snow in May is not unheard of.

On Saturday morning, however, only patchy frost is expected -- not even enough for the National Weather Service to issue a frost advisory, it said Friday evening.

Temperatures might hit 60 in the outlying areas, maybe remain in the 50s in nearer suburbs, the weather service says. But Saturday will begin a longer-term warm-up.

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