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Winter Weather Warning for Parts of the Chicago and Indiana Area – NBC Chicago

A winter weather warning was issued for parts of the Chicago and Indiana area on Friday evening.

The National Weather Service has issued the warning for the following counties: Cook, DuPage, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, La Salle, Lake, Will, Jasper, IN, Newton, IN.

Local residents should beware of icy roads, bridges and overpasses, officials warned. Conditions could improve on Saturday as temperatures rise.

With air temperatures already falling below zero, the wind chill values ​​reached double-digit negative values ​​on Friday.

Several counties, including McHeny, DeKalb, Kane, LaSalle, Kendall, Grundy, Kankakee, and Will, were under a windchill warning through 9 a.m. Friday, warning of a drop in values ​​as low as 25 degrees below zero.

DeKalb reported values ​​down to -23, West Chicago fell to -21, Morris also saw wind chills at -21.

Here are the temperatures and wind chills from 5:30 a.m. this morning. If you need to be outside, make sure you pool and limit your time outdoors! pic.twitter.com/Ajo7OR2sbR

– NWS Chicago (@NWChicago) January 7, 2022

“The cold wind can freeze exposed skin in just 30 minutes,” the recommendation warned.

Local residents were asked to pack up and spend as little time outdoors as possible.

On the horizon there is some relief in temperature, with the highs on Saturday and Sunday bouncing back into the 1930s. This comes at a price, however, as mixed rainfall and rain are expected on Saturday evening.

Once this weather system expires, the Chicago area will have another day of well below average temperatures to deal with, as Monday highs will be back in their teens, but then temperatures will slowly warm up and likely reach back to their 30s by Wednesday.

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