Special Weather Statement
1020 AM CST Sat Jan 18 2020
...Strong winds and Rapidly Falling Temperatures in and around the
Chicago Metro this Afternoon...
A strong arctic cold front will move through the area this
afternoon. A brief one to two hour period of westerly wind gusts
of 45 to 50 mph is likely behind the front. The strongest winds
will likely occur sometime between 2 and 5 pm. After the initial
wind surge behind the front, winds will frequently gust to 40 mph
through this evening.
The cold front will also usher in much colder conditions by this
evening. Temperatures in the mid 30s around noon will fall into
the mid to upper teens across the Chicago metro by early evening.
Any slush and water on driving or walking surfaces will quickly
freeze, potentially creating slippery conditions.