By Laura Bannon

CHICAGO (CBS)– Bitter cold conditions are setting in across the area.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect Wednesday as temperatures fall to the teens.

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A Wind Advisory is also in effect as blustery winds gust over 40 miles per hour. The wind is expected to cause blowing and drifting snow that can create hazardous driving conditions in open areas.

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Off and on snow showers possible Wednesday, with little to no accumulation.

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By Thursday and Friday, wind chills are near zero with temperatures between 10 and 20 degrees.

Laura Bannon