Record-Breaking Cold Arrives Tuesday

Sun-Times Media Wire
November 12, 2019 - 7:08 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- After gritting their teeth through heavy snowfall Monday, Chicagoans woke up to bitter cold.

A recorded temperature of 7 degrees at O’Hare Tuesday morning broke a record low set in 1986, the National Weather Service said. Wind chills throughout the area greeted early risers at levels well below 0 degrees.

Tuesday’s high of 22 should easily break the record for the coldest high on Nov. 12, which was set in 1995 when temperatures peaked at 28 degrees, the weather service said. Average highs for this time of month are usually around 50 degrees.

The good news is that we’re unlikely to see any more snow accompany these freezing conditions. Forecasts show clear skies through the rest of the week, the weather service said.

Tuesday’s cold spell should give way to incrementally warmer temperatures Wednesday and Thursday, before returning to highs near the 40s over the weekend.

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