The National Weather Service in Lincoln has continued the wind chill warning across central and southeast Illinois through noon Tuesday.
The Weather Service says brisk west wind gusts of 15 to 30 mph combined with temperatures of 5 to 15 below zero will generate wind chills of 25 to 40 below zero through Tuesday morning, with some areas from I-74 north getting as cold as 40 to 45 below zero.
Gusty winds into this evening will continue blowing and drifting snow especially in open rural areas. Wind gusts should subside overnight.
Motorists should be aware that many law enforcement agencies are not advising travel thru mid-day Tuesday when the high winds finally die down.