CHICAGO — The winter’s coldest air, along with light snowfall, continues to impact the Chicago area Thursday evening.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for the Chicago region through noon Friday.

The snowfall impacted Chicagoan’s evening rush hour commute. Several accidents were reported throughout the region due to the wintry mix.

The snow was expected to last through 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. About 2 to 5 inches is expected in the area.

High winds and blowing, drifting snow in open areas will hit late Thursday and into Friday with wind gusts mind falling temperatures to 45 mph.

It is expected to be the coldest air since the polar vortex two years ago.

Preliminary wind chill estimates:

  • Friday Morning: -7 in the city–as low as -14 coldest locations
  • Saturday Morning: -12 in the city–as low as 20-below coldest locations
  • Sunday Morning: -21 in the city—-25 to 30-below coldest locations

There are two more chances for snow in the coming week.

  •   Late Saturday & Saturday night (About 1 inch or 2 inches possible)
  •   Monday into early Tuesday (could produce accumulating snow)

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