Coldest Valentine’s Day in 77 years on the way; Wind Chill Advisory issued

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CHICAGO — Snow has moved out and bitter cold has moved in.

Sunshine returns on Friday but you won't be asking Mother Nature to be your Valentine. She's bringing us the coldest temperatures in nearly a year. It also could possibly be the coldest Valentine's Day in 77 years, since an 8-degree high temperature back in 1943!

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A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued through 10 a.m. Friday for the Chicago area.

Wind chills of near 20-below zero will occur.

Very cold wind chills of 5 below to as cold as -15  will likely occur in northwest Indiana.

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The frigid arctic blast won't last, temperatures will moderate quickly to near seasonable levels, in the mid-30s, over the coming weekend.

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