Record low temps in single digits set in Chicago, Rockford

Updated 11/12/2019 10:50 AM

CHICAGO -- Illinois cities are experiencing record-breaking cold.

The National Weather Service in Chicago says record low temperatures were set Tuesday morning at both Chicago and Rockford.


It says Chicago had a low of 7 degrees (-13.89 Celsius), which breaks the previous record of 8 (-13.33 Celsius) set in 1986. It says Rockford had a low of 3 degrees (-16.11 Celsius), which breaks the previous record of 7 (-13.89 Celsius), also set in 1986.

The weather service says an "arctic airmass" that started in Siberia has been spilling over a large part of the Midwest. It says more records could tumble Wednesday.

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