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Chicago temps dip to 18-year low, more snow on the way

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Temperatures dipped to one degree below zero in the Chicago area overnight for the first time this early in the winter season since Dec. 9, 1995.

The temperature at O'Hare International Airport hit the 18-year low around 12:55 a.m. Tuesday, National Weather Service meteorologist Gino Izzi said.

About two to four of inches of snowfall is expected Wednesday morning "in the heart of rush hour," Izzi said. Temperatures will "free fall" in the afternoon, hitting below zero Wednesday night.

Wind chills Wednesday night are expected to dip to 25 degrees below zero, according to the weather service.

Thursday will have a high in the teens, while temperatures Friday are expected to be in the 20's, Izzi said. Snow may fall Friday and Saturday, but the storm front could miss the Chicago area, he said.

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