Chicago: Bitterly Cold Air to Linger This Week

By Kristen Rodman, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
February 27, 2014; 3:09 AM
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For the last week of February, the dangerous cold will continue in Chicagoland.

Temperatures Thursday hovered in the single digits, as overnight lows dropped below zero. The record low for Friday morning of 0 F set in 1884 will be broken.

Anyone outdoors during the evening hours will be at risk for cold-related illnesses such as hypothermia or frostbite.

Chicago will have another chance of snow on Friday night. While accumulation will not amount to much, more snow is in the forecast for the weekend.

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The weekend will feature cloudy skies, chances for snow flurries and temperatures hovering around 20F on both Saturday and Sunday.

Looking ahead to the first week of March, temperatures will remain consistently in the 20s, as the air continues to remain cold.

Tune in to AccuWeather Live Midday every weekday at noon EST. We will be talking about the return of cold air in the Midwest and East, as well as more storms and the potential for rain in California.

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