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Alert: Wind Chill Warning until 12:00PM Thursday
Near to RECORD cold is still incoming — little to no change to the midweek forecast.
Both Rockford and Chicago are likely to set multiple cold temperature records this week, including potentially the all time low for Rockford and the coldest daytime highs for both locations. Brutally cold wind chills also are expected Tuesday evening through Thursday morning.
* WHAT…Light snow and areas of blowing snow this afternoon. Dangerously cold wind chills expected. Wind chills 20 to 30 below Tuesday and as low as 55 below zero expected Tuesday night through Thursday morning.
* WHERE…Portions of northwest Indiana and north central and northeast Illinois.
* WHEN…For the Wind Chill Warning, from 6 PM Tuesday to noon CST Thursday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 PM CST this evening. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 4 AM to 6 PM CST Tuesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 5 minutes.
* AFFECTED AREAS: OGLE … WINNEBAGO … LA SALLE … KENDALL … MCHENRY … BOONE … KANE … COOK … DUPAGE … LAKE … LAKE … PORTER … WILL … GRUNDY … DE KALB … LEE
A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold air and the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frostbite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken. A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.