Wind chill expected to be as low as -25 tomorrow

By Shaun Zinck

DeKALB | Temperatures are expected to stay cold through out the day tomorrow in DeKalb.

The temperature is expected to stay in the middle to lower teens for much of the day, but the winds are what can cause a serious problem, said NIU meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste.

Northwest winds are expected to be between 10 to 20 mph with wind chills as low as 25 degrees below zero, Sebenste said.

With the high winds Sebenste said, residents should take caution against frostbite.

“Frostbite could occur within one minute on any body part not directly covered,” he said.

Sebenste said students should avoid going out if possible and cover up as much as possible when venturing outside. Saturday is expected to stay cold with the possibility of a dusting to a half-inch of snow accumulating. Sebenste said drivers should take caution because roads are expected to become slick as the snow freezes on the pavement.

On Sunday, when the Bears take on the Packers in the NFC Championship, game temperatures are expected warm a little with a high near 20.


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