Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bitter Cold Wind Chills to Kick Off the Weekend

A weak area of low pressure will move to the southwest of Rockford late Thursday night and early Friday morning, bringing a few light snow showers over Iowa and West-Central Illinois.  Some of those light snow flurries could reach as far north as Northern Illinois early Friday morning, but the afternoon will be dry.

Following the low, a very cold air mass will slide in from the North on the heels of a strong Arctic high pressure system.  Winds will increase through the afternoon and evening Friday and stay gusty into the first half of Saturday.

The cold will push overnight lows Friday close to, if not below, zero degrees.  Wind chills, however, could fall as low as -25 degrees!  That would be nearing Wind Chill Advisory criteria.  We'll see sun Saturday, but clouds will increase ahead of light snow that's expected to fall Sunday.  You can read more on that in the post below.

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