Brrrr! National Weather Service Issues Wind Chill Advisory

Expect temperatures to drop into the single digits and the real-feel reading to sink well below zero Wednesday afternoon and night into Thursday morning.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
First came the snow.

Now, get ready for an arctic blast of cold weather more typically felt in these parts in January.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Will County and much of the rest of northern Illinois. The advisory remains in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 11)  through 5 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 12).

Temperatures are expected fall into the single digits on Wednesday afternoon and below zero on Wednesday night. The NWS says moderate northwest winds will result in wind chills of 10 to 20 below zero Wednesday afternoon, falling to 15 to 25 below zero on Wednesday night.

The National Weather Service suggests taking precaution: A wind chill advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken.

"If you must venture outdoors, make sure you wear a hat and gloves," the NWS said in its advisory.


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