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Chicago Is Facing More Snow & A Windchill Advisory This Weekend

By Mae Rice in News on Dec 16, 2016 9:45PM

Getty Images / Photo: Brian Kersey

Updated 11:00 p.m.
We knew it was going to be a cold weekend, perhaps unsuitable for short-sleeved football outfits, but it's going to be way more seriously cold than we anticipated. The National Weather Service just issued a weather advisory for central Illinois warning of snowstorms, windchills of -30 degrees and below, and "bitterly cold air" from now through Sunday. Closer to Chicago, the National Weather Service warns of several inches of snow between now and Sunday in a new Winter Weather Advisory, and a windchill advisory from Sunday morning until Monday morning. So bundle up.

The forecast starts with between one and three inches of snow, beginning today and ending Saturday night. The snow will be followed by high winds, and windchill, so throughout the whole ordeal, watch out for "blowing snow" (makes snowblowers seem pretty ironic right about now, huh) and frostbite.

Given that the cold on Thursday almost gave the lake itself frostbite, you probably would have been on the lookout without the warning, too.

There's at least a silver lining here, though: All the events we've recommended for this weekend are indoors. Phew.