Chicago climate: Dangerous cold hits area after winter snow storm

CHICAGO — A winter snowstorm has hit Chicagoland, inflicting measurable snowfall and dangerously cold temperatures.

Frigid situations are anticipated to proceed via the vacation weekend. On Friday, temperatures will attain a excessive of zero levels with feels-like temperatures as little as -40 in some areas. At finest, wind chills of -30 late Friday afternoon.

A Winter Storm Warning stays in impact throughout the complete Chicago area till 6 a.m. Saturday. Isolated snow showers are potential Friday.

Blowing snow is inflicting white out situations in some areas and slick, snow lined roads are making journey extraordinarily troublesome and unsafe. Allow additional time and drive with warning.

A Blizzard Warning continues in Porter and La Porte counties in Indiana till 6 a.m. Saturday.

According to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, LaPorte County is beneath a journey warning, which suggests drivers are requested to “refrain from all travel.”

Lake and Porter counties are beneath a journey watch, that means visitors ought to be restricted to “essential travel” solely.

SATURDAY FORECAST: Breezy situations anticipated Saturday, principally cloudy within the morning, partly sunny within the afternoon. A excessive of 9 levels and wind chills staying round -10 levels. Mostly sunny on Christmas Day with a excessive of 13 levels.

For the most recent climate updates, try the WGN Weather weblog.

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