Temperatures to plummet Thursday, what to expect for evening commute

WESTERN ILLINOIS (NEWS3) – Temperatures will nosedive Thursday as an arctic front sweeps across the Midwest.

Temperatures will remain in 30s until noon; however, temperatures will plummet into between 1 and 2 p.m.

Wind gusts as high as 40 m.p.h will also push wind chills down to 20 below zero for Friday morning.

On Thursday, wet roads from early morning storms will begin to freeze causing slick and hazardous conditions for the evening commute.

On top of already slick surfaces, another round of freezing rain and snow is possible Thursday evening.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is effect for much of western illinois until 9 p.m. Thursday.