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Wind Chill Advisory, Some Area Schools Closed Today




Very cold today before a slight warmup occurs going into Thursday. A slight chance of light snow or flurries will accompany the milder temperatures on Thursday before a transition to lake effect snow is possible Thursday night into Friday near the Illinois and Indiana lakeshores.

The coldest temperatures and wind chills so far this winter are occurring this morning. Wind chills as cold as -30 degrees can cause frostbite on exposed skin in fewer than 30 minutes. To avoid frostbite, limit your time outdoors, if possible, and dress in multiple layers from head to toe.


Some (but not all) places in Winnebago County that are closed:

  • Byron Schools
  • Durand Schools (Virtual learning day)
  • Harlem Schools
  • North Boone Schools
  • North Love Christian School
  • Pecatonica Schools (Virtual learning day)
  • Rockford Christian Schools
  • South Beloit Schools
  • Winnebago Schools (Virtual learning day)

Check local news for the full listings


* WHAT…Wind chills as low as 20 to 30 below zero.

* WHERE…Portions of north central and northeast Illinois.

* WHEN…Until noon CST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS…The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on
exposed skin in as few as 30 minutes.


Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a
hat, and gloves.


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