Wind Chill Advisories that had been in effect through early Friday morning were allowed to expire, but that doesn't mean Chicago is out of the woods as far as the cold weather in concerned.
Conditions in The Windy City on Friday can be described as bitter, but improving. And forecast models showed Mother Nature taking residents on a weather roller coaster ride.
The day started off with another round of dangerously cold temperatures, following Thursday's conditions that saw 79-year-old temperature records broken.
Temperatures through the morning will be in the single digits and rising into the teens, possibly the low 20s, though gusty winds from the SSW at 15 to 25 MPH will make it feel a lot colder. The cloud cover in the area is in response to warmer air on the way, but that'll also bring a light round of snow, particularly in areas south of Interstate 80. The city may see a dusting to 1/2 inch of snow.
On Saturday, temperatures could reach into the low 30s. It'll be cloudy with periods of light snow, but a steadier snow will fall along and south of I-80 before tapering off to flurries late in the afternoon. Totals will range from an inch, possibly two north of I-80 and 2 to 4 inches south of I-80. Otherwise it'll be breezy and not as cold as recent days.
Temperatures fall again Sunday and set us up for the new work week under bitter cold conditions.