01/03/2014 11:32 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Chicago Snow Storm Followed By Sub-Zero, Near-Record Cold Temperatures

While Chicago continues to dig out from three consecutive days of practically continuous snowfall -- the most snow the city has seen since the 2011 Groundhog's Day "blizzaster" -- the city is now preparing for what could be some of the coldest weather it has ever seen.

The National Weather Service is warning that the high temperature on Monday will hit only 6 degrees below zero, while the low temperature is expected to dip to 20 below with wind chills even lower, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

That expected low isn't far from the record temperature of 27 below zero, set on Jan. 20, 1985.

Temperatures are expected to remain sub-zero on Monday as well, meaning that the city could remain below zero for two consecutive days for the first time since 1983, the Chicago Tribune reports.

High winds are also expected to be in Chicago's near future. A winter weather advisory going into effect Friday evening in Cook County warns of blowing and drifting snow that could make for blizzard-like conditions and low visibility through Saturday morning, according to CBS Chicago.

On top of that, the city could get hit by another couple inches of snow Saturday.



Chicago Hit With Snow, Extreme Cold