No significant accumulation of snow is expected, but freezing rain could lead to some slick road conditions.
The advisory goes into effect at 6 p.m. Monday through 6 p.m. Tuesday.
While the high country gets snow, the Valley is set to get even more rain today.
Although this snow event will not be almost as significant as the one that occurred Monday in most of the area, evening and overnight travel could be impacted.
WHEN: From 6 p.m. this evening to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
A major winter storm blanketed parts of the middle of the country with snow that was forecast to continue into late Tuesday in some areas, disrupting traffic and closing some coronavirus testing sites.
"A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow or ice accumulations", forecasters added.
The national forecast for Tuesday Jan. 26
Inland sections north and west of the city, where the snow doesn't mix, could get 1 to 3 inches. Some areas above 5,000 feet could have higher amounts - up to a foot of snow.
In the Chicago area, between between 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) and 5 inches (12.7 centimeters) of snow had fallen by early Tuesday. Sustained winds up to around 25mph will be possible, with gusts up to around 35mph. Temperatures will start in the 20s Friday morning, but it will feel like the teens with the strong NW winds.
Tuesday's high temperature will stay right around the freezing mark with snowfall now expected to arrive around noontime.
The last comparable snowfall hit the area in November 2018, when 8.4 inches (21.3 centimeters) fell.
The current storm in the West will move east in the next 24 hours and could bring a wintry mix to the southern Appalachians and parts of Carolinas and the southern Mid-Atlantic by Wednesday night.
Wednesday: Snow ending before sunrise tapering to a few flurries.