Chicago: Dangerous Cold, Snow To Continue Into Next Week

By Kristen Rodman, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
January 25, 2014; 4:57 AM ET
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Despite slightly warmer temperatures in the city, snow will fall over the weekend before temperatures plummet to below zero again next week.

Morning snow flurries on Saturday accompanied by wind will create blowing snow and possibly cause low visibility in the city. Wind gusts near 40 mph are possible during the morning hours.

Temperatures during the day Saturday will near 20 degrees, but come Saturday night temperatures will near zero and the air will be frigid.

Anyone headed outdoors Saturday night should dress in the proper layers, as cold-related illnesses including, frostbite and hypothermia are possible.

Snowfall will start late Saturday night and continue into early Sunday morning with an accumulation of one to two inches around the city.

While daytime temperatures Sunday will be milder than they have been, temperatures overnight will drop below zero accompanied by some gusty winds.

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Heading into Monday, temperatures will fall to below zero for the daytime, making for a frigid day in the city. Overnight temperatures on Monday will near -15 degrees, making for dangerous conditions for anyone outdoors.

Temperatures Tuesday will also be below zero.

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