Dangerous cold winds and Arctic temperatures will put the greater Chicago area into a deep freeze starting Tuesday evening at minus 15°F and continuing through Thursday. Wednesday’s high is expected to be 14°F below and its low 25°F below zero. Wind chills of 50-60 degrees below zero are expected. At these temperatures, any icy surfaces will be immune to the melting effects of salt applications.
Did You Know?
Wednesday’s high of -14°F will be the first subzero daytime high temperature in five years and the coldest winter daytime high ever recorded in Chicago. The coldest daytime high in Chicago was minus 11 on Christmas Eve 1983. Chicago’s coldest temperature ever was minus 27 recorded on January 20, 1985.