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On Christmas Day, wind chills will be in the single digits, dropping to as low as minus 3 degrees with blustery winds from 15 to 20 mph, Castro said.
There is a chance of flurries and a light snow dusting before 9 a.m. Monday. Temperatures will rise to about 19 by noon and then fall to 12 degrees for the remainder of the day.
Linnea Lohff of Union said she is not a fan of driving in the snow during Christmas Eve, but she is glad it snowed.
"I was happy we got snow, though, because that was a wish of mine," she said. "You always want a white Christmas, so it's nice."
The Illinois Department of Transportation warned drivers to fill their gas tanks in advance, know whether they have anti-lock brakes and wear a seat belt.
Officials said to ensure not to use any hand-held devices while driving, don't use cruise control and only drive if necessary.