Bitterly cold conditions will continue across Chicagoland through the weekend and into the beginning of next week.
Daytime highs over the weekend will be near the 20s through the weekend but into Monday temperatures will drop into the teens and then the single digits.
Overnight temperatures will range between the single digits and below zero through next Tuesday. The dangerous cold could induce cold-related illnesses to anyone outdoors. Those outside should take the proper precautions, wearing layers and dressing warmly.
A storm beginning late Friday night into early Saturday morning will bring one to two inches of accumulating snow to the city before the storm ends late Saturday night.
The air will remain bitterly cold through Tuesday and then the sun will reemerge for a bit on Wednesday, as temperatures begin to warm into the 30s for the remainder of next week.
Chicago's next chance for some flurries will come next Thursday.
The risk of drenching and locally gusty thunderstorms will expand northwestward over the balance of the week, reaching parts of Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
While the heat wave and high humidity will recede in the Northeast to finish out the week, 90-degree F air may linger in many areas into August.
A cold front swinging across the northeastern United States will bring the threat of heavy, drenching thunderstorms Thursday afternoon.
The Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sweden is giving travlers a chance to sample weather at various destinations around the world through the use of the Climate Portal.
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