Wind chill advisory issued ahead of bitterly cold temperatures this week

Wind chill advisory issued ahead of bitterly cold temperatures this week

Wind chills from -15 to -25 are expected during this period.

Wind chills at such cold temperatures can cause frostbite in fewer than 30 minutes, the weather service warned, or lead to other risky conditions for those staying outside for long periods. Light snow is possible in southern in due to a disturbance moving through.

The wind chill advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Monday to noon Tuesday.

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Note on the map below, Chicago rests on the southern fringe of a widespread area of Wind Chill Advisories/Warnings that extends to Montana and the Dakotas, as well as Minnesota and Wisconsin and northern Iowa.

There will be some sunshine, but it won't do much to warm us up. High temperatures will only reach the upper teens north of I-70 to near 20 south with wind chills in the single digits due to a northeasterly wind at 7-10 miles per hour.

Tuesday: Very cold with highs in the mid teens. After highs in the mid to upper 20s Friday, we'll drop again by the weekend, staying in the teens for highs with nights dropping into the single digits. There's a 60 percent chance of precipitation, with new snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

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