Get your coat, gloves and hot chocolate ready. The Polar Vortex may be returning to northern Illinois next week.

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If you plan to be outside around northern Illinois next week, you may want to dress warm. You won't need your shovel, but you may need to switch your flip flops for socks.

According to, the same Polar Vortex that wrecked havoc this winter will return next week.

How will this affect our temps? Overnight lows could reach below 40! This is July right?