Illinois Digs Out and Braces for Dangerous Cold

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Published on January 3 2014 2:40 pm
Last Updated on January 3 2014 3:59 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

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With the biggest Illinois snowfall since the Groundhog Day 2011 blizzard tapering off, a dangerous deep freeze is not far behind.  1-1/2 feet of snow fell in some parts of northern Illinois, as lake effect snow yesterday followed the New Year's Eve opening act.  Central and southern Illinois also got a few inches of snow, and dangerous cold temperatures will make their way into the area Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures could stay below zero in northern Illinois for over 48 straight hours for the first time since 1983.

Advisory details from the National Weather Service can be found here in our weather section.

Our area will see a brief respite with temperatures climbing into the 30s Saturday before another round of snow begins Saturday night and continues through Sunday.  Several inches accumulation are anticipated from this next system.  Temperatures in the 20s on Sunday are expected to fall through the day and reach below zero readings by Sunday night and remain there until Tuesday.