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Brrrr! Weather Service Issues Wind Chill Advisory for Will County

Expect temperatures to drop into the single digits and the real-feel reading to sink well below zero Wednesday afternoon and night into Thursday morning.

First came the snow.

Now, get ready for an arctic blast of cold weather more typically felt in these parts in January.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Will County and much of the rest of northern Illinois. The advisory remains in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday through 5 a.m. Thursday.

Temperatures are expected fall into the single digits on Wednesday afternoon and blew zero on Wednesday night. The NWS says moderate northwest winds will result in wind chills of 10 to 20 below zero Wednesday afternoon, falling to 15 to 25 below zero on Wednesday night.

The National Weather Service suggests taking precaution: A wind chill advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken.

"If you must venture outdoors, make sure you wear a hat and gloves," the NWS said in its advisory.

The city of Joliet's warming centers will be available to anyone who needs to find refuge from the cold. If you can't make your way to one, contact the Joliet police.

They are located at:
  • Joliet Public Library, 3395 Black Road and 150 N. Ottawa St., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.**
  • Louis Joliet Mall, 3340 Mall Loop Drive (off Plainfield Road), 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
  • Daybreak, 611 E. Cass St., overnight.
  • MorningStar Mission, 350 E. Washington St., overnight.
The weather forecast for the rest of the week is calling for a slight warming on Friday and Saturday, with temperatures expected to be near 30 during the day. But we'll return to the teens on Saturday and Sunday nights and a high of only 20 on Sunday.

There's also a 70 percent chance of snow on Friday night and Saturday.

For the latest forecast, click here.
Herc December 11, 2013 at 01:00 PM
Good grief it's cold out there!
Ericus Alanas December 11, 2013 at 03:56 PM
check that crime rate just plummet...
klaatu...barada...nikto December 11, 2013 at 04:01 PM
Spring is just around the corner!
the duellist December 11, 2013 at 07:31 PM
still waiting for global warming- Al Gore is toasty in his $9M Montecito crib- suckas.

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