Bitter cold returns, accumulating snow possible this weekend

2014-02-26T13:50:00Z 2014-08-25T11:32:13Z Bitter cold returns, accumulating snow possible this weekendTimes Staff nwitimes.com
February 26, 2014 1:50 pm  • 

Some parts of the region are in for another shot of below-zero wind chills Thursday.

Lake and Cook counties are under a wind chill advisory from midnight Wednesday until noon Thursday. The National Weather Service is warning of sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph with wind chills dipping to 20 below zero to 30 below zero.

Thursday night's low is expected to be 3 below zero.

Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, Jasper, Benton, Cook and Will counties were under a wind chill advisory from midnight Tuesday until noon Wednesday. As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, most of the region had wind chills around 11 below zero.

A 60 percent chance of snow is forecast for Friday night with accumulating snow possible. The National Weather Service is not predicting snowfall totals yet, with forecasters saying it is too early to determine how the front will track through the region.

A chance of snow and below-freezing temperatures remain in the forecast daily through Monday.

Wednesday's below-zero wind chills prompted a handful of area schools to delay the start of classes. If Thursday's cold causes delays or closings, a full list will be available at www.nwi.com/closings.

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