The National Weather Service-Chicago has a winter weather advisory in place. Here's the latest, plus the full weekend forecast.
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Thursday, January 31
It's getting darned cold, so be careful out there. Yes, just days after record-high temperatures and a Flood Watch in the Tri-Cities, we've got a wind-chill advisory in place from midnight Thursday until 10 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service-Chicago. The wind chill values will get down and get funky—to about 15 to 25 degrees below zero overnight. The dangers, of course, are frostbite and hypothermia. "IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS ... MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES," the NWS-C says in its usual all-caps. Kane County Weekend Forecast Temperatures in Kane County will only reach the teens during Friday daytime — 14 is the high with a windchill as low as 18 below. In the evening, it's supposed to be 16 degrees with a …
OK, now that we've seen the fourth-warmest January in all of history, we're getting snow and subzero temperatures, starting Feb. 10.
It's going to be a crummy commute when you come home today, Friday, Feb. 10. Expect about 1 to 2 inches in Kane County through this afternoon. Snowfall is likely this afternoon into the early evening in Kane County. There could be as much as 6 inches near the lake. The NWS-Chicago has issued a Hazardous Weather Warning to go along with the snow. There will be cool temps tonight, as well as Saturday night into Sunday morning. Looking ahead, more light snow Monday and Tuesday. All of this follows the news that we saw the fourth-warmest January of all time. Still, you have to worry a little about the plants that began to bud recently and the birds, which are already singing their spring love songs. It's been a whacky—and out of whack—winter, …