There's A Windchill Advisory In Effect Tonight, Chicago

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Dec 14, 2016 6:27PM


Since first warning us of subzero temperatures earlier this week, the National Weather Service has issued a windchill advisory overnight Wednesday to Thursday.

The advisory is from 9 p.m. tonight until 10 a.m. Thursday, warning that frostbite could set in for people outside with exposed skin for just half an hour, and the temperature could hit below-30 in the coldest places.

"A wind chill advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills," the Weather Service explains. "This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors, make sure you wear a hat and gloves."

You hear that, Chicago—If you must venture outdoors. Late-night pizza is not a must, so if you anticipate getting hungry tonight, maybe order food now, and tip your delivery guy extra well? And please don't go running without a shirt on.