As Wind Chill Warning Ends, Forecast Still “Hazardous”
January 7, 2014 by Jerry Howard
The National Weather Service in Chicago today says a hazardous weather outlook is in effect as a wind chill warning ends at noon.
Its hazardous weather outlook north central and Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana includes the counties of Lake, Porter, Newton, Jasper and Benton in Indiana and Illinois’ counties Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb, Kane, DuPage, Cook, La Salle, Kendall, Grundy, Will, Kankakee, Livingston, Iroquois and Ford.
The forecast today and tonight includes bitter cold temperatures and west winds with dangerous wind chill readings of 30 to 35 degrees below zero.
It also says an increased potential for ice jam related flooding is present through the week.
Its forecast Wednesday through this weekend says a relatively low potential exists for a mix of light freezing rain, sleet or snow Friday.