(12:00PM - 2/13/20) Behind the storm system exiting the region, a brief shot of cold air will settle into the region through Friday.
As the current storm system moving through exits the region, a cold front swept across the state later last night through this morning. Behind this cold front, some of the coldest temperatures of the season will occur across portions of the state, including below zero temperatures and wind chills for many.
High temperatures in the low to mid 30's for today occurred just after midnight last night and early this morning for most areas. A cold front quickly swept across the state later last night into this morning. Temperatures have rapidly fallen into the range of 5 to 20 across much of the state, the exception being Southern Illinois, though temperatures continue to fall there as well. Breezy conditions, combined with the cold temperatures, have lead to wind chills of 5 to -20 across Northern and Central Illinois.
As an area of high pressure moves into the region, with the brief cold push firmly entrenched in the area and with a few snow pack in place...the coldest temperatures of this period will occur tonight into Friday morning. Low temperatures will range from the -17 to 0 across Northern Illinois, to the -10 to 5 across Central Illinois, to 0 to 15 across Southern Illinois. While winds will be light to calm, already cold temperatures, combined with any little breeze, will create wind chills of 0 to -20 across Northern and Central Illinois.
High temperatures will range from 8 to 20 Northern Illinois, to 13 to 23 across Central Illinois, to the 20 to 32 across Southern Illinois.
Friday night-Saturday morning...
Low temperatures will range from 0 to 12 across Northern Illinois, to the 7 to 17 across Central Illinois, to the 17 to 25 across Southern Illinois.
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