Snow Joins Forecast for Bitter Cold in Wheaton

Friday morning’s dangerously cold wind chills will give way to gusty winds and 1 to 3 inches of snow in Wheaton, forecasters say.

As if the dangerously bitter cold weren’t enough, drivers today will have to deal with 1 to 3 inches of snow amid gusty winds that could cause drifting and limit visibility, according to a National Weather Service winter weather advisory.

The advisory kicks in at 8 a.m., about two hours before the National Weather Service is expected to allow it’s wind chill advisory — warning of wind chills as low as -30 degrees — to expire at 10 a.m.. Both advisories are for Kane and DuPage counties. The winter weather advisory for snow and blowing snow does not expire until 6 a.m. Saturday.

Dress warmly, including hats and gloves — wind chills this low can cause frostbite and hypothermia within a matter of minute, the agency says. And be sure to bring your pets inside.

Drivers should be prepared for hazardous conditions, particularly in the afternoon and evening.

Check out the full forecast above or visit the AOL Weather page for more information on this week's weather forecast for Wheaton.

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