Cold and windy this weekend

Updated: Nov. 19, 2022 at 7:00 AM CST
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - Our cold snap continues through the weekend as subfreezing conditions remain until Sunday afternoon. It’ll be a gusty weekend, with gusts up to 35-40 miles per hour. Wind chill values will reach the single digits Saturday morning, but some warmth will quickly return early next week.

Saturday: Clouds have cleared a bit early this morning allowing temperatures to drop into the mid teens in some places. Wind chill values are even colder, running in the single digits. Make sure to have several layers on if you plan to spend extended time outdoors today. Temperatures will remain below freezing the entire day with highs in the upper 20′s to around 30 degrees. On top of the cold, Saturday will be the windier day this weekend, with gusts up to 35-40 miles per hour possible. The Festival of Lights Parade returns this evening in East Peoria, but it will be a cold once. Expect gradual clearing through the evening after mostly cloudy skies throughout the day. Temperatures will run in the 20′s throughout the parade, so dress warm!

Cold conditions are in store for this evening's parade.
Cold conditions are in store for this evening's parade.(WEEK)

Sunday: Clearer conditions return Sunday with mostly sunny skies expected throughout the day. After having spent the two last continuous days below freezing, temperatures will begin to warm. Daytime highs will reach the mid 30′s by the afternoon.

Subfreezing temperatures will continue until Sunday afternoon.
Subfreezing temperatures will continue until Sunday afternoon.(WEEK)

Next Week: Temperatures will begin to climb Monday as southwesterly winds build across the region. This will help drive in warmth, leading to temperatures in the mid to upper 40′s. We’ll look to break into the 50′s both Tuesday and Wednesday before rain chances arrive late on Thanksgiving.

Temperatures will quickly climb next week.
Temperatures will quickly climb next week.(WEEK)

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