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Bitter cold, freezing rain in Sauk Valley forecast

Bitter cold — and a slight chance of freezing rain — could assail the Sauk Valley this weekend, according to an outlook issued by the National Weather Service meteorologist Peter Speck.

While temps Friday evening rose to about 12 degrees, overnight cold continues to be severe, gusts as high as 25 mph generating wind chills as low as 15 degrees below zero.

On Saturday, the daytime high will approach 30 degrees. South winds will contribute to wind chills of minus 5 degrees. There is a chance that light freezing rain could fall on the region Saturday afternoon or evening, making roadways slick. Affected areas would be east of the Mississippi River, including Carroll, Whiteside, Bureau and Lee counties, the hazardous weather outlook indicated.

On Sunday, there is a slight chance of snow with a high near 24. The overnight low will be minus 1.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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