This is going to sound like a repeat of a repeat because it is. Prepare for a third Winter Storm in less than 2 weeks that will roll through before this weekend ends.

Record-Breaking Cold in Illinois, Wisconsin

It's been quite a while since anyone has experienced a brutal stretch of subzero temperatures like the one we've just gone through.

According to the National Weather Service, The high temperature of -3°F observed in Rockford on January 14th "broke Rockford's record for the coldest high temperature observed on this date:"

CLICK HERE to see the low temperatures for every community and village in Illinois

Winter Storm Indigo Lurking Toward the Midwestern States

According to the Weather Channel, Winter Storm Indigo is causing havoc with ice in the northwest and will be spreading snow across the midwest on Thursday afternoon.

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Snow showers are expected to begin in the afternoon on Thursday (1/18) with a high temperature around 18.

1 to 3 inches of snow accumulation is possible through the evening on Thursday and will begin to taper off overnight into Friday (1/19).

Weather Channel

According to the National Weather Service, they're predicting a "second band developing in the vicinity of the I-55 corridor or just south overnight and dissipate by mid to late Thursday morning. Stay tuned for forecast updates and plan for possible impacts to the Thursday morning commute."

The current extended forecast for The Weather Channel also shows another chance of snow a week from this upcoming Monday, January 29, but no prediction of snowfall amounts has been clear on the weather models.

February Weather in Illinois and Wisconsin Remains Snowy and Cold

LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

Gallery Credit: Anuradha Varanasi

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