Merry Christmas! We are turning bitterly cold with subzero wind chills

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The day will be mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 15 and wind chill values as low as minus 10, and light and variable wind becoming west 10 to 15 miles per hour in the morning. There are even a few Wind Chill Advisories in effect for areas north of highway 30.

Risky wind chills are ahead for the Chicago area - sub-zero wind chills are expected the next couple days with unsafe -15 to -25-degree wind chills tonight into Tuesday. Winds remain around 5-10MPH but lows consistently start in the mid-teens and highs make it to the low-to-mid 20s through New Year's Eve. Cold air will continue to funnel in and temperatures are falling down to dangerously cold levels. Unlike what we saw today, don't expect the snow to be as heavy.

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Snow, cold, and wind chills highlight our Christmas weather. "All of the wind chill advisories continue through the day Tuesday", according to the National Weather Service.

On Christmas Day, snow is likely, and the day will be cloudy and cold, with a high near 6 and east northeast wind around 9 miles per hour. Tonight temperatures drop into the single digits! Highs aren't forecast to get back above freezing in the next week to week and a half.