A National Weather Service wind chill advisory for northern Illinois and Indiana went into effect at 8 p.m. Saturday and is slated to run until 9 a.m. Sunday.
The temperature will continue to drop through the day Wednesday, falling into the mid-20s by the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. That’s warm compared to Thursday, when the high is only expected to reach into the single digits and low teens.
A cold weekend is in store for Chicago, with temperatures and wind chills expected to approach the lowest recorded so far this year.
The high at 7:15 a.m. was expected to be 47 degrees — one degree lower than the lowest high set on Oct. 4, 1935, National Weather Service Meteorologist Kevin Donofrio said.
Here’s a mind-blowing factoid: This weekend will feel 120 degrees warmer than it did just over four months ago.
Monday night’s snowfall dropped 1.4 inches at O’Hare International Airport, pushing the seasonal total to 82 inches, just shy of the 2nd most seasonal snowfall for Chicago – when 82.3 inches fell in the winter of 1977-78.
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Come Friday, if you forget your winter coat, hat and gloves, you’ll be sorry.
The City of Chicago says it’s ready for the worst when it comes to winter weather.
Rain is expected to move into the Chicago area Saturday and bring colder temperatures the remainder of the week.
You needn’t weep for your daffodils, even if the weekend frost turned them a little brown around the edges.
With bitter cold temperatures on their way to Chicago, there will surely be some fights over how high to set the thermostat.
This weekend, you’re sure to need a winter coat, and you’re likely to need a snow shovel too.