Bitter cold causing power outages in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL (WFLD) Temperatures in Chicago, Illinois fell early this morning (1/30) making it the coldest day in Chicago history.

The National Weather Service said it was minus 19 degrees at 4 a.m. and beats the last low temperature of minus 15 degrees on January 30, 1966.

Forecasters say the low will be between minus 20 and minus 28 degrees. A windchill warning is effect until Thursday morning for Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

The severe weather caused power outages to some residence homes after a small explosion. Power crews are working to restore power.

Weather officials say temperatures will continue to fall throughout the day.

The record all-time low temperature in Chicago is minus 27 degrees in 1985.