The Bitter Cold Wind Chills Will Last All Day, Chicago

By Kate Shepherd in News on Jan 18, 2016 4:40PM

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The bitter arctic air has hit Chicago hard on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The 20- to 25-below-zero wind chills in the city are expected to continue until noon today, according to the Tribune.

The warm-up won't be big. The bitter cold will continue Monday afternoon and evening with wind chills around -12 to -13 degrees.

The cold isn't only uncomfortable, it is dangerous so make sure you cover up. Exposing uncovered skin to these types of wind chills can cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes.

A 21-year-old woman in Milwaukee likely died of exposure to the extreme cold this weekend. She was pronounced dead Sunday morning after reportedly leaving a house party and being found outside by a passer-by.

Fortunately, the frigid cold front is relatively short-lived. It is expected to warm up to the 30s again by Wednesday.