CHICAGO -- 2018 got off to a frigid start in Chicago. Most of the area is under a Wind Chill Advisory until noon Tuesday.
The Wind Chill Advisory affects the following counties:
- Illinois - Cook, Will, Lake, DuPage, Kendall, Ogle, Grundy, Iroquois, DeKalb, McHenry, LaSalle, Kankakee and Lee.
- Indiana - Porter, Newton, Lake, Jasper and La Porte.
- Wisconsin - Kenosha, Racine and Walworth.
The National Weather Service says to expect wind chills to range from -20 to -35, with the coldest through Monday morning. These wind chills can cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin.
Earlier Monday, the coldest temperatures recorded in northeast Illinois/northwest Indiana has been Pontiac, Ill., where the temperature bottomed out just before 8 a.m. at -21 degrees with a wind chill of -41 degrees, followed closely by Ottawa/Peru with a -19-degree low temperature and wind chill of -41-degrees.
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