Bitterly cold temperatures will prevail through much of the week. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for much of northern Illinois and northwest Indiana tonight as wind chills will get as low as 30 degrees below zero. The cold will ease its grip , but only slightly Thursday and Friday. The next chance for snow will be on Thursday, when 1-2” of snow will be possible. Snow is again possible on Friday with areas south of I-80 favored, but there is still a chance area wide. The bitter cold returns on Saturday and will remain through the weekend. Seriously, if you know of someone that has been displaced, or without a home or warm place to stay, please get them to a warm safe place. You will probably save a life. Call your local law enforcement. They often have information on warming or homeless shelters.
Wind chill is how the wind and cold feel on exposed skin. The colder the temperature and stronger the wind, the quicker frostbite could set in on exposed skin.
With bitterly cold weather forecast for much of the week, it’s important to know the dangers associated with extreme cold temperatures.
Sunny and cold, with a high near 8. Wind chill values as low as -20. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Increasing clouds, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -7. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -2. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. South wind around 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17.
A 40 percent chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5.
A slight chance of snow showers after noon. Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 10.
A slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3.
A chance of snow showers, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14.
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5.
New Year’s Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 12.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 3.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 15.