Cold temperatures, sub-zero wind chills expected this week
CHAMPAIGN — Wind chills will drop below zero overnight Sunday into Monday, and the rest of the week will be plenty cold, too.
The National Weather Service forecasts that, with temperatures as low as 11 degrees and wind gusts as high as 20 mph, wind chill values could drop to seven-below zero on Sunday night and early Monday morning. Monday will also bring a small chance of flurries before 7 a.m.
Monday afternoon is not expected to be much more comfortable. High temperatures are expected to reach 15 degrees and winds could gust up to 26 mph, creating wind chills as low as five-below zero.
The cold trend will continue into Monday night, when temperatures could drop as low as three degrees with wind chills between four-below and 11-below zero.
Tuesday will bring another chance for flurries after 7 a.m., according to the National Weather Service, and it is not expected to warm up. A high temperature of 14 degrees is expected and, again, wind chills could make it feel between one-below and 11-below zero.
Winds will calm down early Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service, and temperatures will be closer to 27 degrees. Thursday brings this week's best chance for snow and a high temperature of 29 degrees.
Looking toward the weekend, temperatures will remain cold -- highs in the low 20s with overnight lows in the teens or single-digits -- before a slight warm-up to about 32 degrees on Sunday.