Mother Nature is giving the Chicago area another double punch of cold weather then snow, meteorologists say.
A wind chill advisory will remain in effect until 10 a.m. this morning, and meteorologists claim wind chills will dip to between 15 and 30 degrees below zero.
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The temperatures will start to rise after 10 a.m., but a winter weather advisory is expected to kick in around 8 a.m. that could dump 1-inch to 3-inches of additional snow on the area.
The advisory states that southwest winds will increase to between 25 mph to 35 mph, with gusts able to reach 45 mph this morning.
Snow is expected to develop later this afternoon and into the evening.
The impacts of the winds will cause blowing and drifting snow in open areas. Those pockets of snow will become worse when the snowfall starts to take place, creating possible white out conditions.
The evening rush hour is expected to be seriously affected by the snowfall.
Numerous schools in the Chicago area have delayed start times or are closed. People can check on their own school start times by clicking on the emergency closing center website.
The weekend forecast calls for cold and more snow on Saturday, with temperatures hovering around 18 degrees. The snow is expected to taper off to flurries on Sunday, before the temperatures plummet again Sunday night to four degrees below zero.
For more weather, check the AccuWeather forecast website. It's extended forecast doesn't predict a high above freezing until Wednesday, Feb. 12, and even that's a still-frigid 34 degrees.