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Six Inches of Snow Monday Night? Bitter Cold Blows into Chicago

By Alex Parker | January 4, 2015 10:09am
 Walkers brace themselves against the cold Downtown.
Walkers brace themselves against the cold Downtown.
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CHICAGO — Winter has unquestionably arrived.

With snow falling Sunday and the area poised for a winter storm watch Monday, the National Weather Service said brutally low temperatures are on the way. Some areas of Illinois could see up to 6 inches overnight Monday.

Monday's espected high is 7 degrees, with a wind chill of 21 degrees below zero and gusts of wind up to 25 mph.

Snow is expected Tuesday, the National Weather Service said, along with a high temperature of a balmy 17 degrees. That will change overnight, with lows of 2 below zero.

On Wednesday, expect a bone-chilling 2 degrees as the high temperature. Some snow may fall on a sunny and blustery day. The weather service predicts the overnight low to be 7 below zero.

Things will warm up toward the end of the week, with 12 degrees predicted Thursday, 15 degrees on Friday and 23 on Saturday.

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