(Update at 2:40 p.m.) Highland Park is experiencing positive temperatures for the first time in nearly 40 hours as the mercury climbed to 2 above zero shortly after 2 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service.
Though the wind chill is 27 below zero, the current forecast no longer calls for sub zero temperatures in the seven-day predictions with a high of 13 Wednesday.
Schools and other organizations are expected to be open Wednesday.
(Update at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday) Highland Park began the day at 10 degrees below zero and a wind chill of -33, according to the National Weather Service.
After more than 30 hours of negative temperatures, mercury is expected to reach a positive five today.
(Earlier at 9:50 p.m. Monday)Temperatures in Highland are expected to climb above zero today for the first time since late Sunday night but wind chills are forecast to drop as low as minus 38 until Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures are expected to reach four above Tuesday after dropping to -14 Monday night. The wind chill is expected to remain -38 throughout the entire period. A high of 15 is predicted Wednesday.
All Highland Park schools remain closed but are expected to open Wednesday while both City Hall and the Highland Police Station continue to serve as warming centers for those in need. The Garbage collection schedule has been altered.
The City has information posted on its website about not only the warming shelters, but tips to avoid injury, property damage and other helpful information.
Dr. Ernest Wang of NorthShore University HealthSystem has advice for those venturing out in the cold.