WIND CHILL ADVISORY and Arlington Heights Weather Forecast: Coldest Night Is Tonight, Coldest Day Is Tomorrow

Temperatures today are expected to hold at about 11 degrees until about midnight.

After midnight, temperatures are expected to fall gradually to about -2 degrees (wind chill -23 degrees) from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning.

The high Thursday is only expected to reach 5 or 6 degrees, and fall to zero by 7:00 p.m.

Winds of about 21 MPH area expected to shift from southwest to northwest with gusts in the low 30 MPH range through Thursday morning at 6:00 a.m.

Very light snow showers possible tonight.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1021 AM CST WED FEB 26 2014

WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-
LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-LAKE IN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ROCKFORD…BELVIDERE…WOODSTOCK…
WAUKEGAN…OREGON…DIXON…DEKALB…AURORA…WHEATON…CHICAGO…
OTTAWA…OSWEGO…MORRIS…JOLIET…KANKAKEE…PONTIAC…GARY
1021 AM CST WED FEB 26 2014

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON
CST THURSDAY…
…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS CANCELLED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS
MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL
ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST
THURSDAY. THE WIND CHILL ADVISORY WHICH HAD BEEN IN EFFECT FOR
THIS MORNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED EARLY.

* TIMING…LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH AND GUSTY.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…20 BELOW TO 30 BELOW ZERO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT THE WIND WILL COMBINE WITH THE
VERY COLD AIR 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.

National Weather Service graphic.

TODAY Sunrise: 6:30 AM Sunset: 5:38 PM
This Afternoon Sunny, with a high near 11. Wind chill values as low as -9. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tonight
A slight chance of snow showers between 7pm and 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around -2. Wind chill values as low as -18. Blustery, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday
Sunny and cold, with a high near 6. Wind chill values as low as -24. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -14. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Friday
A 30 percent chance of snow after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 18. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday Night
Snow likely, mainly after 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 13. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday
Snow likely, mainly before 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 8.

Sunday
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 17.

Sunday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7.

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