Winter Weather Advisory

Record-Breaking Cold Headed for Chicago Area

The Chicago area saw plenty of snow on Monday - but that was just the beginning of the winter weather, with a record-breaking cold snap headed our way.

After a snowstorm dropped as much as 6 inches of snow on some locations, frigid temperatures are expected in the overnight hours and into Tuesday. 

Low temperatures are expected to drop into the low teens, with some areas potentially seeing the mercury drop into single digits. 

The record low temperature for the city of Chicago on Nov. 12 is 8 degrees above zero, and lows on Tuesday could approach those record levels. 

Tuesday morning looks to be clear, with wind chill readings between 0 and -10 degrees possible. The highs for Tuesday will be only in the teens, potentially reaching the low 20s.

That will likely be enough to shatter the coldest high temperature for the date, which was set in 1995 when the high only reached 28 degrees in the city. 

These kinds of temperatures are running roughly 30 degrees below average for this time of the year and will shatter the record cold high temperature for the day.

After a day of bitter cold, temperatures will gradually increase, reaching the upper 20s to low 30s on Wednesday, with light snow developing late in the afternoon or evening.

Thursday will likely see light snow in the morning before a partly sunny afternoon but still cold with highs in the low 30s.

Temperatures will continue to slowly climb, with highs reaching the mid 30s on Friday and even 40 degrees on Saturday - though that's still running more than 10 degrees below average for this time of the year.

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