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Arctic air arrives just in time to ring in New Year

02 January 2018

Wind chill warnings are set for parts of northern and central IL on Sunday, with forecast wind chills of between -20 to -35 Sunday night into New Year's Day and Tuesday morning. Make sure pets are not left outside too long in this cold. For the late nighters ringing in the New Year, expect a wind chill of 14º by 9:00pm, and 9º by midnight. It'll be even colder for the first day of 2018, but before we get there....

Dangerously cold wind chills are expected, which will cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin. A Wind Chill Advisory is issued when cold will combine with wind to produce risky wind chill values below zero.

National Weather Service: Coldest air mass of the season to arrive this weekend; snow Thursday

Be safe and Happy New Year! A north wind of 10-12 miles per hour will continue for New Year's Day. Snow Saturday and Sunday.

See Brian Jackson's forecast through the week. We'll keep you updated on that over the next couple of days. Records are dropping all over, including records for the longevity of the cold streak.

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Arctic air arrives just in time to ring in New Year