Frigid temperatures in Chicago Tuesday could break a record set back in 1903.
The temperature at O’Hare International Airport was 19 degrees at 7:15 a.m. That’s 3 degrees below the lowest high temperature hit on Nov. 18, 1903, National Weather Meteorolgist Amy Seeley said.
The high for Tuesday was forecast at 20 degrees. But the weather service won’t know if that maximum will actually break the 111-year-old record until late evening, just in case temperatures get warmer, Seeley said.
Wind chill values were expected to dip seven degrees below zero, the weather service said.
There was a chance for scattered flurries before noon and then again later at night, before 9 p.m., the weather service said. Snow may also fall after 3 a.m. Wednesday.