The way things are set up, we could be seeing some of the coldest weather in several years in the middle of next week.
Wind chills dipped to 20 degrees zero in greater Peoria and 30 degrees below in northern Illinois Friday morning, prompting schools to close and warming centers to open. Afternoon highs will only reach the upper teens, roughly 20° below the seasonal averages.
A Wind Chill Advisory also remains in effect from 4 p.m.to 9 a.m. tomorrow.
With wind chill warnings come a higher potential for frostbite, according to the National Weather Service.
A multi-day episode of severely cold wind chills continues. The 5-15 miles per hour westerly wind will allow wind chill temperatures to fall near 20-30° below zero.
TONIGHT: Mostly Cloudy and Cold Low: 10 Lake 6 Inland. Highs this weekend will be 5-10. "A quick coating to near an inch of snow is possible", according to a Special Weather Statement issued by the NWS.
Monday, there is a 50 percent chance of rain showers before 7 a.m., then a chance of snow showers between 7 a.m. and noon, the weather service said.