Expect Frigid, Single-Digit Temperatures This Week In Chicago

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Dec 12, 2016 4:00PM

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Snow photo by Chicagoist Flickr pool user Ray Wang

The weekend's snow storm was everything we expected, and more: nearly eight inches of snowfall, Instagram-worthy snowscapes and dangerous, slushy roads. Now get ready for your annual reminder of another Chicago winter low point: the low, low temperatures.

Enjoy this balmy Monday while you can, because the National Weather Service is forecasting a drop in temperatures this week to the single digits overnight starting Tuesday. Temperatures are projected to drop to the single digits and even below 0 degrees in the nights this week, and the Thursday high is predicted to be just 13 degrees. Not bad, considering it's still technically fall.

The cold snap really starts to set in Tuesday, when the wind chill value will be as low as zero during the day and as low as -9 at night.

In the meantime, enjoy this Redditor's photo of a Lincoln Park Zoo lion bearing his teeth to the snowstorm, daring it to come at us:

Lincoln Park Zoo's Male Lion, Sahar, giving me a big gnarly smile on this snowy day. from chicago