Lake Effect Snow Mingles With Bitter Cold

Wind chill values for Sunday are expected to hover around -15 degrees

The Wind Chill Advisory for the Chicago area has lifted, but the bitter cold temperatures will stick around.

Sunday morning actual air temperatures were below zero with wind chill temperatures in the -20 degree range. By noon, temperatures will reach the single digits above zero, with a high of 7 degrees and a wind chill value of around -15 degrees.

Lake effect snow falls on Chicago throughout Sunday morning and into the afternoon, but little accumulation is expected. Most parts of Cook and Lake Counties will receive around 1 inch of snow, with a few areas receiving a little more.

Due to high winds and blowing snow, Lake Shore Drive was experiencing low visibility conditions Sunday morning.

The Department of Streets and Sanitation deployed more than 300 snow plows and salt spreaders Sunday morning to the main routes and Lake Shore Drive.

O'Hare Airport cancelled more than 75 flights and Midway cancelled more than 45 as of 8 a.m. Sunday due to winter weather on the east coast.

Temperatures will warm up Monday to about 20 degrees followed by another chance for light lake effect snow Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Another arctic blast is expected to hit the Chicago area Wednesday as temperatures again plunge to the single digits.

The bitter cold will last until Friday when temperatures rise to the 20-degree range again for the weekend.

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