Frigid sub-zero temps to hold through Tuesday

Frigid sub-zero cold will be enhanced with northwest winds creating -15 to -25 degree wind chills Monday morning.

As temperatures work their way above the zero mark by late morning, the center of Arctic high pressure will move southeast out of Minnesota – tracking directly overhead here Monday night.

Winds will be die off, and under clear skies and a thick snow cover, temperatures are expected to fall rapidly after sunset – bottoming-out as low as -15 to-20 degrees after midnight and early Tuesday morning.

After another cold day Tuesday, the center of high pressure will drift off to the east and winds will shift southerly – allowing readings to finally begin a rebound that could see above 32-degree readings here for the first time in two weeks, on Thursday.

Warm-up next week

Another cold front Thursday night will cool things down moderately into Saturday, but Sunday will see a marked change in the wind pattern aloft – from northwest to west-southwesterly flow.

This will finally open the door to a taste of warmer air next week, but also gradually increase the chances of snow melt and lead to potential flooding problems later that week.

LATEST WEATHER UPDATES GO TO CHICAGO WEATHER CENTER

1 Comment

  • shawn g

    The news media coverage of cold weather portrays chicagoans as babies, shutting down. This is winter it gets cold. Our wisconsin neighbors embrace winter with out door activities and winter festivals while chicagoans hibernate like bears. Stop this end of the world portrayal of cold weather you are feeding the bears

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