One more bitterly cold night is in store for the forecast area tonight, with sub-zero overnight temps and potentially dangerous wind chills the main concerns. A Wind Chill Advisory will be in place away from Lake Michigan this evening into Saturday morning. Sunny skies and light winds should make Saturday seem relatively pleasant, albeit still cold. On Saturday, Chicago is expected to have its 12th consecutive day of high temperatures less than 20 degrees. This would tie a record set in 1936 and 1895 for the longest such streaks.
We are removing the Rand Advisory although temperatures and their associated windchill will still be considered dangerous today. We surmise with 12 straight days of this stuff, you should know the drill by now. Although to be honest, we still have concerns about most of you. Let’s face it, some of you could not find your way out of a one door room with an exit sign. Yea we are talking about you pal. The guy that goes out in a light jacket and t-shirt in -15 subzero weather. Then you come back in to watch basketball or football and wonder why your fingers and nose are black and blue. We are sure that the prosthetic limb technology advances will allow you to pick up a beer and grab some of those Doritos. Although we think you are in for some smashed Doritos. All kidding aside, there will be a noticeable warming trend on Sunday with daytime temperatures headed above freezing. The same holds true for the beginning to mid part of the week.
As you will see, we have removed all of the wind chill charts and illustrations teaching you how to dress during these conditions. Although by the look of it, we need to come up with some type of dress chart. Because seriously, they are not looking at you because you’re hot looking. Those purple Chuckies need to be put away for good.
Pretty picture for you to look at below…..