Frigid temps usher in new year in the suburbs

 
 
Updated 12/31/2017 4:43 PM
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  • Brandon Wassell of Winfield and Tyler Ekstrand of Westmont play hockey Sunday at the Central Athletic Complex Ice Rinks in Wheaton.

      Brandon Wassell of Winfield and Tyler Ekstrand of Westmont play hockey Sunday at the Central Athletic Complex Ice Rinks in Wheaton. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Despite the bitter cold, Felix Petrov of Vernon Hills walks his Yorkshire terriers, Cookie, Lucky, and Messi, around Century Park in Vernon Hills Sunday. Temperatures are expected to continue to be extremely cold throughout the rest of the week.

      Despite the bitter cold, Felix Petrov of Vernon Hills walks his Yorkshire terriers, Cookie, Lucky, and Messi, around Century Park in Vernon Hills Sunday. Temperatures are expected to continue to be extremely cold throughout the rest of the week. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Andrius Janiukstys, left, and his father, Daugyidas of Mundelein, walk on the frozen ice on Diamond Lake in Mundelein as they go ice fishing Sunday. Extremely cold temperatures are expected throughout the week.

      Andrius Janiukstys, left, and his father, Daugyidas of Mundelein, walk on the frozen ice on Diamond Lake in Mundelein as they go ice fishing Sunday. Extremely cold temperatures are expected throughout the week. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Andrius Janiukstys, left, and his father, Daugyidas of Mundelein, walk of the frozen ice on Diamond Lake in Mundelein as they go ice fishing Sunday. Temperatures are expected to be bitterly cold throughout the week.

      Andrius Janiukstys, left, and his father, Daugyidas of Mundelein, walk of the frozen ice on Diamond Lake in Mundelein as they go ice fishing Sunday. Temperatures are expected to be bitterly cold throughout the week. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills will usher in the new year in the suburbs and continue throughout the week, the National Weather Service forecast shows.

Temperatures are expected to dip below zero by midnight and drop to minus-8 degrees by 7 a.m. Monday. The last time it was below zero at midnight on Jan. 1 was 1969, when it was minus-8.

Record or near-record cold is predicted for New Year's Day. The all-time recorded low was minus-10 degrees in 1969. Temperatures will top out in the low single digits Monday with wind chills around minus-20 degrees through the day.

As the week progresses, strong arctic high pressure also will be headed this way, according to the weather service. High temperatures will remain in the teens, with lows dipping below zero for most of the week. A break in the chill could come Sunday, when highs will reach into the low 30s, according to the National Weather Service.

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