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Record-Breaking Cold And More Snow Are Coming

It'll feel like it's zero degrees outside at points next week.

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LOGAN SQUARE — Record-breaking cold is coming to Chicago next week — and snow is possible this weekend.

The city will warm up a bit over the weekend, but temperatures will stick to the mid-40s Saturday and low 40s Sunday — well below normal, said Jake Petr, a National Weather Service meteorologist.

It’s not until Monday that the city will really get cold, though. The warmest it’s expected to get on Monday — which is also Veterans Day — is 27 degrees, while Tuesday will top out at 25 degrees, Petr said.

That means both days are expected to break records for their chilliness, as the current record for the lowest high temperature on both days is 28 degrees.

And the wind chill will make it feel like it’s zero degrees or even below zero Monday night into Tuesday morning.

“Tuesday definitely looks like the most likely to break the record, but even Monday looks pretty close,” Petr said. “Definitely gonna be pretty chilly.”

For comparison, Chicago is normally 50-52 degrees this time of year, Petr said.

On top of the cold, more snow is expected to hit starting Sunday night. The snow will last into Monday morning.

There’s still “uncertainty” about how much snow Chicago will get, but some areas of northern Illinois could get several inches, Petr said.

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