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.
Sunshine will slowly fade away early this week as clouds move in ahead of the next storm system.
Above-normal temperatures will again move into the Los Angeles area.
A chance of rain is expected on Monday as a Pacific storm moves through the Northwest United States.
Seasonable, dry weather will prevail across the Atlanta area through Friday.
Umbrellas and raincoats will be needed this week in the Seattle area.
Sunshine and dry conditions will be seen over the Dallas-Fort Worth area through the end of the week.
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