CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- A National Weather Service meteorologist based in central Illinois says the region should get ready for "some of the coldest air" it's seen in a long time.
Meteorologist Ed Shimon says forecasts for central Illinois call for highs Monday and Tuesday at or just below zero. Lows could drop to 12 or 13 degrees below zero at night.
The arctic blast is due just after a winter storm moved across the state, bringing snow totals between 3 and 5 inches to parts of central Illinois.
Shimon says wind-chill warnings haven't been issued yet, but probably will. That means wind chills will be at 25 degrees below zero or colder in the region.