Springfield -- Illinois
residents are digging out from another thick blanket of snow and bracing for
the return of sub-zero temperatures.
The National Weather Service says 7 inches of snow fell at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport as of
noon on Wednesday, with about 5 to almost 8 inches falling in the suburbs.
The blast in northern Illinois followed
heavy snows in central Illinois that dropped 8
inches just west of Springfield
overnight. Meanwhile, parts of southern Illinois
got an inch or two.
Forecasters say the snow will be followed by bitter temperatures, with lows
of about 5 below zero in northern Illinois to
minus 7 in central Illinois.
Wind chills could make temperatures feel as cold as 20 below in some areas.
Thursday's highs are expected to be in the single digits.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>
KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE WITH A NOAA WEATHER ALERT MONITOR WAND 17 has partnered with Midland Radio Corporation in offering NOAA Weather Alert Monitors. These monitors are available for sale in SchnucksMore >>
The Season of Change from winter to summer can bring dangerous severe weather. That's why StormCenter 17 is dedicating our weather resources to keep your family safe. Through the coming months you willMore >>