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Cold start to Thursday in Fox Valley

The Fox Valley is suffering through bone-chilling cold Thursday morning after heavy snow Tuesday Wednesday. The snow made driving dangerous

The Fox Valley is suffering through bone-chilling cold Thursday morning, after heavy snow on Tuesday and Wednesday. The snow made driving dangerous throughout the area, including for this vehicle that ran off the road on Route 30 near Orchard Road in Montgomery Wednesday. | Erika Wurst~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: February 6, 2014 8:52AM

The Fox Valley is shivering from an icy cold blast Thursday morning that comes on the back of a sizable snowstorm.

The storm dumped about 7 inches of snow by Wednesday afternoon, causing dozens of spinouts and crashes in the area and more than 550 canceled flights.

Then temperatures plummeted overnight to about 5 below zero, with wind chills below 20 below zero.

A wind chill warning is in effect until 10 a.m. Thursday for McHenry, Kane and Kendall counties, the National Weather Service said.

Thursday will stay cold, with highs reaching 6 to 10 above, with a wind chill of 10 to 20 below, the weather service said.

Another round of snow is possible Saturday and Sunday night.

The latest round of snow and cold follows a brutal January that ranked as the area’s third snowiest and 10th coldest on record, the weather service said. Residents suffered through 33.7 inches of snow and a frigid average temperature of 15.7 degrees, more than 8 degrees below normal.

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