Cook County will experience dangerously low temperatures over the next few days. Wind chills will make it feel as cold as -25°F Tuesday night with bitterly cold temperatures continuing into Wednesday.
Cook County is under a winter weather advisory until 6 p.m. today. Wind gusts up to 50 mph will cause sub-zero temperatures.
A high wind warning will be in effect for Cook County beginning 6 p.m. tonight until 9 a.m. Thursday with wind gusts of up to 60 mph expected.
As residents set clocks back one hour this weekend, the Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) urges residents to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors.