Bundle up — it's going to get very cold.
If you think it's cold right now — just wait. A wind chill advisory has been issued for McHenry County from midnight tonight through 10 a.m. tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service in Chicago. Wind chill values could reach as low as 15 to 25 degrees below zero late tonight and into Friday morning. Those who must venture outdoors are reminded to wear a hat and gloves to avoid frost bite or hypothermia.
The winds could cause minor property damage. Here's what you need to know.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
A wind advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m. this Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service. A wind advisory means that sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph or gusts between 45 and 57 mph are likely. The following advisory was released at 2:46 p.m. Sunday: "Southwest winds will continue at 25 to 35 mph with occasional gusts up to 45 mph this afternoon. A cold front will push across the area late this afternoon and early this evening, turning the winds out of the west. As the front passes, there could be a few gusts up to 50 mph for a short period of time. Wind gusts to 50 mph are also possible near thunderstorms. The winds are expected to abate this evening. "Winds this strong can cause minor property damage and can be …