As the center of low pressure moves off to the northeast into the Canada’s Quebec province, the southern edge of the huge frigid high pressure centered over the Canadian Alberta province moves south of the Ohio River. The Chicago area will reside under the influence of this high pressure the next few days. Today an upper air disturbance may give some cloudiness and a chance of flurries this afternoon/evening, then a secondary push of colder air will flow into the region later tonight and Monday as the center of high pressure approaches the Canadian-U.S. border.
This morning winds have backed off considerably at sunrise – flowing out of the northwest at 10 to 20 miles per hour. Temperatures at 7AM generally ranged from 10 to 15 degrees with wind chills zero to 10 below.