No fear-mongering here because every meteorologist in the Midwest agrees, the weather over the next week is going to be stupid, ridiculous, brutal, and dangerous. Seriously. If you have a bunch of commitments scheduled for the upcoming week, change them now, because I'm guessing you won't be leaving your house. You won't want to, and at times you probably won't be able to.

Need need proof? Let's start with this one from the National Weather Service Chicago...

 

 

Doesn't sound bad enough? How's about this one from WGN Meteorologist and Rockford native, Morgan Kolkmeyer...

 

 

Awful, right? Wait, there's more. This one from WIFR's Mark Henderson...pretty scary, huh?

 

The weather is going to be so brutal, that even meteorologists have to laugh about it. Remember everyone's favorite weather guy from 13 WREX, Eric Sorensen? Yeah, his jokes are kinda funny...

 

 

I think by now you get my point, and understand why I'm quitting the weather next week.

In all seriousness, please be smart, don't leave your house unless you absolutely have to, bundle up everyone you love, and for the love of God, do not leave your pets outside in this beyond frigid weather.

I'll talk to you in a week in a half when Mother Nature decides to take her meds again.

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