Chicago to see temperatures in single digits this week

(CHICAGO) This week, cold winds will blow across the Chicago area, which will see temperatures drop to the single digits and more snow.

A low of 7 degrees was forecast for Tuesday night, with the wind chill making it feel as cold as minus 8, according to the National Weather Service. A breezy, western wind with gusts as high as 35 mph was expected overnight.

The weather service said Wednesday will see a high of 18 and a low of 5 on Wednesday night. Temperatures were expected to plunge on Thursday with a high of 8 degrees and wind chill values as low as minus 12.

Snow is possible later in the week. A 20 percent chance of snow was forecast for Thursday night. That chance could increase to 50 percent on Friday, with snow before 4 a.m. and snow and sleet likely later in the day.

Friday is likely to see temperatures in the 20s. Those temperatures were expected to drop again over the weekend, according to the weather service.