CHICAGO (CBS) — For the second day in a row, Chicago Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday due to the extreme cold.
The closure includes CPS sports and after-school programs.
Tuesday’s forecast calls for a high temperature of around zero degrees, and around 6 a.m., the temperature could be as low as 15 below zero. At 9 a.m., around the time many schools would be starting class, the temperature should be only about 9 below zero.
When combined with high winds, wind chills could be anywhere between 25 and 40 below zero on Tuesday. A wind chill warning has been issued through 9 a.m. Wednesday.
“We will continue to put the safety of our students and families first,” CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said in a written statement on Monday. “This historic stretch of dangerously cold weather has forced the District to remain closed until we are confident that students can return to school safely.”