Chicago: Dangerous Cold to Continue Into Tuesday

By , Senior Meteorologist
January 7, 2014; 9:41 AM ET
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Conditions outdoors into Tuesday will make it dangerous to be outdoors for long periods of time without being properly dressed in Chicagoland.

RealFeel® temperatures will dip to minus 30 degrees and lower Monday night and will remain below zero through the day Tuesday.

Despite some sunshine, actual high temperatures will barely get above zero in the metro area. At least there will be much less wind across the area by Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday morning will be the coldest since Jan. 16, 2009, at O'Hare International Airport, Ill., aside from the low already reached on Monday.

A daily record low for the city set in 1912 may be broken. Over one hundred years ago Tuesday, the temperature plunged to minus 16 degrees.

There is some good news for folks struggling with the cold.

Temperatures will slowly trend upward later this week, reaching well into the 30s this weekend.

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Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 7 a.m. EST. We will be talking the brutal cold and when the next warmup is in store.


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