Arctic front brings snow, high winds

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Nicole Misencik
Chuck Lofton

Temperatures continue to drop, but the high winds that prompted an overnight warning are drying down. At one point, many towns reported wind gusts in excess of 50 mph.

Now, temperatures will slowly drop to near zero and hold steady during the day.

Look for a low tonight of -17 below, the coldest night of the season so far. Wind chills this evening will be between -25 and -35. 

We'll see highs reach the 20s by Thursday and that's also when the chance for snow returns.  

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until noon Monday for most of the SkyTrak viewing area.  

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 7:00 a.m. for counties along the Illinois state line, including Benton.

Monday through Wednesday, a Wind Chill Warning and Wind Chill Advisory is effect. During this timeframe, frostbite can occur in minutes, so please take care if you have to be outside.

Warmer air arrives for the weekend, but timing is everything. Right now, a wintry mix is possible. We'll nail down the precipitation type and what to expect as we get closer to that system moving in.  

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