A wind chill warning has been issued for parts of the area with the Chicago weather forecast calling for extremely cold temperatures | He lives

A wind chill warning has been issued for parts of the area with the Chicago weather forecast calling for extremely cold temperatures |  He lives

CHICAGO (WLS) — After several rounds of snowfall, the Chicago area is seeing a significant drop in temperatures Sunday morning with strong winds.

Dangerous cold will affect the area through Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, said Jaysol Martinez, a meteorologist with ABC7 in Chicago.

The winds will continue to pick up and the wind chill will continue throughout the day Sunday. Air temperatures will be -2 to -9 degrees with wind chills even colder.

Looking ahead, temperatures are expected to reach -30 degrees below zero this week, prompting the National Weather Service to issue wind chill advisories and advisories for much of the Chicago area between Sunday and Wednesday.

Freezing temperatures and winds cause dangerous road conditions

The ABC7 Storm Tracker hit the road Sunday morning, but people were urged to stay home amid dangerously cold temperatures and driving conditions.

a Winter weather warning In effect in Illinois’ Boone, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, South Will and Winnebago counties as well as Lake County, Indiana until noon Sunday with winds gusting. Snow falling, affecting visibility.

a Wind chill warning Effective in Illinois counties Boone, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, Will and Winnebago through noon Sunday.

a Wind chill warning It will be in effect in Boone, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Will, Winnebago and Lake and Porter counties in northwest Indiana from noon Sunday until 9 a.m. Wednesday in Illinois. The advisory will be in effect in Benton, Jasper and Newton counties in Indiana until noon Monday.

Here’s your three-day forecast:

Much of the Chicago area will be under wind chill advisories and warnings starting Sunday as temperatures drop.

Sunday: AccuWeather Alert: Very cold with wind chills of -20 to -30 degrees. High: 3, Low: -9

Monday: AccuWeather Alert: Very cold with wind chills of -20 to -30 degrees. High: -1, Low: -9

Tuesday: AccuWeather Alert: Very cold with wind chills of -20 to -30 degrees. High: 0, Low: -4

Temperatures dropped into the mid-20s in Chicago on Saturday, making untreated surfaces slippery and creating areas of potential black ice.

Temperatures continue to drop late Saturday afternoon and evening, making for a very cold night with lows between 1 and 5 degrees.

The city opens warming centers as temperatures drop

Chicago opens warming centers this weekend. The six centers are open when temperatures reach 32 degrees.

Chicago activated its warming centers this weekend so people can stay out of the cold until Wednesday.

The six centers are open when temperatures reach 32 degrees. It is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Warming centers include Inspiration Corporation at 4554 N Broadway #207, La Casa Norte at 1736 W. 47th Street, Lincoln Park Community Services at 1521 N Sedwick St, Matthew House at 3722 S Indiana, and the Broadway Youth Center at 1023 W. Irving Park. Way and Covenant House at 2934 W. Lake Street.

Beginning January 17, the Harold Washington Library will open the basement as a 24/7 warming center for anyone in need. At least 66 new migrants have been transferred there and are awaiting placement in permanent shelter.

The Garfield Center at 10 S. Kedzie is open 24 hours to help families find emergency shelter. Chicago Department of Family Services Support Services has also expanded outreach teams to encourage unhoused residents to seek out shelter or heating options while they conduct welfare checks.

Gary, Indiana, said it also opened warming centers, including the Calumet Township Multi-Purpose Facility, Ambridge Man Community Center, Brother’s Keeper, Restoration House Shelter for Men and Serenity House.

Chicago residents are bracing for the extreme cold

Temperatures drop to negative degrees, making it miserable for some. People are urged to stay inside if possible.

Temperatures began to drop into the double digits on Saturday, making it miserable for some, but not for Abigail Jacob, who enjoyed the ice rink in Millennium Park.

“Winter is really beautiful. This is my first time ice skating,” Jacob said.

Some embraced the season.

“Why the cold? It’s for skating. Whenever you get an opportunity, you have to take it,” said snowboarder Moises Alvarez Garza.

But there are still warnings that the cold could be dangerous.

As temperatures dropped below zero, city officials encouraged the public to take precautions and avoid staying outside for long periods of time. Veterinarian Dr. Farren Deland says this applies to pets as well, warning that they are exposed to melting ice and road salt.

“Salt is painful, so if they walk on it and it stabs their feet, it’s really uncomfortable, and then they can get injured that way, and they can tear the pads of their feet that way, too,” DeLand said. .

Meteorologists say wind chills are expected to reach between -15 to -30 degrees this week, along with strong winds.

“Some melted snow, shovels, stuff for the car, cleaning the car to make sure we’re in good shape,” Chicago resident Jason Breed said.

Pride and his wife, Merity, have been stocking up for their first winter in Chicago, and hardware stores, like the ACE store on Maple Street, are busy.

“One of the things that people have a big appetite for is making sure they’re prepared as soon as the temperature drops,” said Mark Molinaro of ACE Hardware.

Those like street vendor Darrion Jones, who chose to brave the harsh weather, expect it to be harsh.

He’s hoping warm weather gear and some positive thoughts will help him stay warm and safe.

“As you can see, I’ve got my snow pants on. I’ve got my gloves, hand warmers, three coats and a jacket on. I’m going to get warm. I’m going to try to do this,” Jones said.

WATCH: Cold temperatures cause steam to rise from Lake Michigan

Steam can be seen rising from Lake Michigan Sunday morning as dangerously cold air temperatures mix with warm water temperatures.

Steam can be seen rising from Lake Michigan Sunday morning as dangerously cold air temperatures mix with warm water temperatures.

Snow causes travel delays until Saturday

This comes after snow and wet rain hit the Chicago area earlier this week, causing travel delays and dangerous road conditions.

Around 2 p.m. Friday, there was 4.4 inches of snow at O’Hare Airport, making Friday the heaviest single-day snowfall in nearly two years, ABC7 Chicago meteorologist Larry Morey said.

The last time this amount of snow fell was on February 2, 2022, Mori said.

Most areas far from the lake saw 3 to 6 inches, with higher amounts in some isolated areas.

The winter storm led to a complete shutdown at O’Hare Airport on Friday due to snow and ice. The ground station was lifted at 8 am

About 860 flights were canceled at O’Hare Friday, and about 281 flights were canceled at Midway.

On Saturday, about 200 flights were canceled at O’Hare Airport and about 20 flights were canceled at Midway.

So far, 76 flights have been canceled at O’Hare in the past 24 hours, along with 5 more at Midway.

Friday’s storm caused a power outage

Power outages affected Skokie businesses Friday, as wet snow brought down power lines.

Thousands were cut off from electricity on Friday due to heavy snow falling on power lines.

As of about 5:30 a.m. Sunday, ComEd said fewer than 400 people were without power after power had been restored for most of the outages.

Anyone dealing with a power outage should text “OUT” to 266-33.

At least 34 Chicago public schools were without power at some point Friday. The district has canceled after-school and out-of-school activities on Friday and Saturday.

Some sporting events have also been canceled for Monday. As crews work to restore power over the weekend before the expected extreme cold snap begins, CPS’ CEO admitted Monday’s activities are still a question mark.

“Even though it’s a holiday, we have MLK activities, we have sports activities. We will make those decisions as soon as possible this weekend because our fear is, when we look to Monday, we are now looking to wind, cold, we are looking to,” Pedro Martinez said. “Temperatures, this may create other challenges for us.”

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